Daniel Berndt studied art history, philosophy, and social anthropology at Free University of Berlin. He was a PhD Fellow of the Photographic Dispositif graduate program at Braunschweig University of Art and a research associate at the German Literature Archive Marbach in the context of the research project “Politics of the Image: The portrait of the Author as Iconic Authorization”. Since 2019 he is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Institute of Art History, University of Zurich. From 2009 to 2012, he worked for the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut as its Research Center Coordinator. His writing has appeared in Springerin, Aperture and Frieze amongst other publications. His book Wiederholung als Widerstand? (Repetition as Resistance?) on the artistic (re-)contextualization of historical photographs in relation to the history of Palestine was published in 2018 by Transcript Verlag.