Peter DiCampo


Peter DiCampo is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a traditional photojournalist — now, his work seeks to deconstruct that experience. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has blossomed into a global phenomenon, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling. In his role as co-president of Everyday Africa, he is a contributing photographer, writer, curator, classroom curriculum designer, and co-editor of their book, published by Kehrer Verlag in 2017. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Magnum Foundation, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Open Society Foundations, and POYi, among many others, and was among the first recipients of the ImpactAFRICA grant for data journalism in 2017. His photography has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro, and his work has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. He has served on numerous award juries and nomination committees, including the first ever AddisFotoFest Awards in 2016. Peter holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University. He is based in Seattle and Nairobi.

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