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.
His current long-term project, "Life Without Lights," explores the varied social and economic implications of global Energy Poverty and raises questions on energy’s future. The work earned him the top prize in The British Journal of Photography’s 2010 International Photography Awards and additional awards in the 2011 PDN Photo Annual and 2011 Anthropographia Awards for Human Rights. "Life Without Lights" has been the subject of solo exhibitions in London, New York, and Vienna. It was accepted into the curated exhibitions at the 2011 LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria and screened at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan 2010. In addition to these accolades within the world of photography, Peter has partnered with various NGOs and energy experts at events that foster discussion on solutions to Energy Poverty.
Peter’s photography and multimedia work have been published by National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Wired, Good, Businessweek, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and The Boston Globe, among others. His NGO clients include Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), International Committee of the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carter Center, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Peter has received three grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in 2009, 2011, and 2012. He joined the VII Mentor Program in 2010.