Donald Miralle is a husband, father, surfer, paddler, photographer. Loves beer and football.
Born, raised and residing in SoCal, Miralle completed his BA in in Fine Arts at UCLA and has worked as a professional photographer for nearly two decades for clients like Newsweek, Golf Digest, ESPN the Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside, Nike, Ironman, and NFL Players Association. Donald has received over 40 international awards for his work including four World Press Photo Awards. He has served on the contest jury for the Best of Photojournalism, Swedish Pictures of the Year, Danish Photographers Union and the Wisconsin and Utah Press Photographers Associations.
An avid swimmer through college at UCLA, Miralle loves to surf and paddleboard, and has competed in the 32-Mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race (3rd Place), The Molokai World Championships (2nd Place Age Group Team), and The Jay Moriarty Race (1st Overall). He lives in the San Diego beach community of Leucadia with his wife Lauren, his two sons Luke and Micah, and their dogs Odie and Frank.
World Press Photo 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012
Pictures of the Year International 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
POY International Sports Photojournalist of the Year 2012
BOP Sports Photojournalist of the Year 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
PDN Photo Annual 2012
Gold Award, Graphis Photo Annual 2009
Multiple Award-Winner PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
PGB Award 2010
American Photography Annual 2010
American Photo Annual 2009
Mobius Award for his Ad Campaign for the NFLPA in 2008
Sasakawa World Sports Photography Contest 2002
Children’s Jury Award, World Press Photo 2002
National Headliner Award for work in Sports Illustrated 2000
NFL Hall of Fame Awards in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007-2009
California Press Photographers Association 2002-2005
Sportsshooter Photographer of the Year 2004 & 2005