Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is a Los Angeles-based photographer and gemologist. He's a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California and is self-taught in the art of photomicrography.

Initially inspired by the Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones by Eduard Gübelin and John Koivula, Danny's images are painstakingly created, leveraging his gemological knowledge through meticulously-tuned photography tools.

Danny's work focuses on detailing the imperceptible inclusions and characteristics of gemstones. His creations expose viewers to otherworldly spaces — mountainous horizons hidden in quartz, rutile embedded in sapphire and biotite floating within blue topaz — each image conceiving a seemingly endless journey into the cosmos of the infinitesimal.

His work is intentionally foreign to the eye, subverting scale, depth, and composition, allowing the observer to get lost in their own intimate interpretation.

Danny's work has been featured by various publications, including Wired, New Scientist and Gizmodo. In 2015, Danny will exhibit his work in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Brussels. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


2015 Tucson Conference - February 4, 2015

About the AGA Conference & Gala - Topic & Speaker Info

Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Conference sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee.

The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring this year's winner of the prestigious AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.

The Gala Champagne Reception is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by the Gala Dinner Dance & Bonanno Award Ceremony from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

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