Dan Ryan

  • Education: BA in journalism, Lehigh University, January 1987 (editor-in-chief of The Brown & White student newspaper.)
  • Currently: struggling freelance photojournalist, substitute public high school teacher.
  • Past lives: private investigator, market research journalist, warehouse forklift operator, U.S. census taker.
  • Journalism & published work: Editor for the Japan disaster-relief book project 2:46: Aftershocks. Photo essays, stories, reviews, poetry published by Jack Move Magazine, tsuki Magazine, Kizuna: Fiction for Japan, Giant Robot, Japan Subculture Research Center (here, here, and here via Zero Hedge)
  • Personal: Born in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Lived in Tokyo in 1987 & 1988. Naturalized Californian since 1989. Currently live in Brisbane, California with my amazing wife. I am also a heart attack survivor.
  • Current gear: Nikon D80, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, Canon PowerShot S110, Adobe Lightroom.

On the internet:


  • “Tokyo Panic Stories”: a collection of street photographs, poetry, journalism, and fictional narrative about the homeless people, street drunks, and fringe characters in Tokyo, Japan, photographed and written between April, 2012 and April, 2015. The book is finished, but I am currently heavily revising it in preparation for submitting it to publishers.
  • “Tokyo the Human”: a new project of street photographs taken in Tokyo in 2013 and 2015 focusing on everyday Tokyo people and what they do during their regular but rapidly-moving lives.
  • “You’re Confusing Us With Australia”: I’m constantly taking pictures for a book I will start compiling in 2017 of street photography scenes from Brisbane, the small California town where I live just south of San Francisco.

Have a better one!”

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