Peter Dicampo

Peter Dicampo

Peter DiCampo is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development. He launched his freelance career while also working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ghana.

He was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2013; was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2012; and was a member of the VII Mentor Program from 2010 – 2012. He has received three grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in 2009, 2011, and 2012, and additional awards from POYi, The Photocati Fund, The British Journal of Photography IPA, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward. His acclaimed Life Without Lights project on global energy poverty has exhibited in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Hannover (Germany), and Lagos.

Peter is co-creator of Everyday Africa, a project focused on daily-life images from across the continent to refute the stereotypical media image of Africa. Shot and shared entirely on smartphones, Everyday Africa has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and has been featured by National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek (Japan), Bloomberg Businessweek, and Around the World with Christiane Amanpour on ABC News, among others. Recently, the group has extended their reach into education, creating and implementing a classroom curriculum that teaches middle and high school age students to transcend stereotypes through photography.

Peter’s photography and multimedia work have additionally been published by TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Foreign Policy Magazine, Mother Jones, Wired, Al Jazeera America, Internazionale, Good Magazine, CNN.comMSNBC.com, and The Boston Globe, among many others. His NGO clients include Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross, Save The Children, Oxfam, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carter Center, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.