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 the 2012 Photocrati Fund grant, first prize in The British Journal of Photography 2010 IPA, finalist for the 2013 POYi World Understanding Award, and additional awards from PDN Photo Annual, Anthropographia Awards for Human Rights, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward. Life Without Lights has exhibited in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Hannover (Germany), and Lagos, 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 enthusiasts at events that foster discussion on solutions to Energy Poverty.
Peter 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.
Peter’s photography and multimedia work have been published by National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Foreign Policy Magazine, Mother Jones, Wired, Internazionale, Good Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN.com, MSNBC.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.