Danilo Murru was born in Cagliari, Sardinia in 1973. He studied photojournalism in Rome 1997/98 and in 2000 he moved to London to enroll on a BA in photography at the London College of Printing. It was during his degree that Danilo gradually gave up photojournalism to engage himself in social documentary and landscape photography.

Danilo soon discovered the beauty of large format cameras and stimulated by some excellent tutors began to focus on social issues, typical of photojournalism but seen through a different format. Through photography he discovered an interest in architecture, urbanism and the relationship these have to social conditions. Since those early days he has based his work on a combination of architectural photography and borderline social situations. He has produced work on numerous topics such as prisons and institutional spaces, areas affected by conflict like Lebanon, Northern Ireland and the Palestine Territories, religious minorities, sub-urban landscape and climate change issues.

Lives and work in Hackney, London.