Marco Di Lauro

Marco Di Lauro is an Italian photojournalist based in Rome.
Di Lauro studied Italian literature and art history at the State University of Milan and then journalism at Boston University in Massachusetts. In 1995, he later returned to Italy to get a degree in photography from the European Institute of Design in Milan.

His desire to be on the scene at the most explosive armed conflicts of the 21st century evolved gradually. Between 1990 and 1994, Di Lauro documented abused and abandoned children in India and the poverty of the inhabitants of Peru’s Andes mountains. At the same time, he covered fashion shows in Milan and Paris as assistant photographer and worked as an assistant-editor at Magnum in Paris. Marco paid his own way to Kosovo to cover the ethnic cleansing and later bravely entered Afghanistan on foot from the North to cover the fall of Kabul – all while narrowly escaping enemy fire during the process.

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Di Lauro’s work has appeared in TIME, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week, The Times (UK), The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Der Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, Paris Match, Le Monde, Nouvel Observateur, L’express, Liberation, Internazionale, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Panorama, L’espresso, Elmundo and El Pais and on CNN. Also, Marco is regularly commissioned by organizations such as The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF, AMREF and Save the Children.

Marco has won numerous awards including World Press Photo, Prix del la Photographic Paris, International Photography Award and several PDN awards.

Over the course of his career, Marco has reported on social issues and covered the some of the most harrowing conflict areas around the globe – Kosovo, India, Niger, Peru, Afghanistan, Gaza, Egypt, Kenya, Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Uganda, Chad, Sudan, Jordan, Bosnia, Spain and The West Bank. With every assignment Di Lauro strives to capture the sacred side of life and its deeper meaning.

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World Press Photo – 2011, 2002
Editor & Publisher Photo of the Year – 2005
Days Japan – 2007
Photo District News Photo Annual – 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007
China International Press Photo – 2007
Communication Arts – 2012, 2011, 2007
International Photography Award – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007
PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris – 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
American Photography – 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
FIOF Professional Photography Awards Orvieto – 2009
International Loupe Awards – 2012, 2011
Exhibit A Photography award – 2011
Photography Masters Cup – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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