Peter DiCampo (b. 1984) 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. He is currently a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.



Stanford University, John S. Knight Fellowship, 2018-2019

Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University + Magnum Foundation, Photography Expanded Fellowship, 2015

World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013

VII Mentor Program, 2010-2012

Boston University, BS, Journalism, 2005



Musea da Republica (Rio de Janeiro, 2012)—Life Without Lights

The Strand Gallery (London, 2012)—Life Without Lights

VII Gallery (New York, 2011)—Life Without Lights

Vienna International Centre (Vienna, 2011)—Life Without Lights

AOP Gallery (London, 2010)—Life Without Lights



Northern Ghana Life (Tamale, 2018)–What Went Wrong?

LianzhouFoto (Lianzhou, 2017)—Everyday Africa

The Square / Uganda Press Photo Awards (Kampala, 2017)—Everyday Africa (also as co-curator)

Alliance Français (Nairobi, 2017)—Everyday Africa (also as co-curator)

AddisFotoFest (Addis Ababa, 2016)—Everyday Africa

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam DOCLAB (Amsterdam, 2016)—The Everyday Projects

FotoIstanbul (Istanbul, 2015 + 2016)—The Everyday Projects

BredaPhoto (Breda, The Netherlands, 2016)—Everyday Africa (also as co-curator)

OBSCURA Festival of the Photograph (George Town, Malaysia, 2016)—Everyday Africa (also as co-curator)

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph (Charlottesville, USA, 2016)—Everyday Africa: A Look Ahead (also as co-curator)

Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fes (Fes, Morocco, 2015)—Everyday Africa

Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, 2015)—Emerging

Articulture Biennial (Pennsylvania, 2015)—CHANNELS: Media, Culture, and Representation

Photoreporter Festival (Baie de Saint-Brieuc, France, 2014)—What Went Wrong? Perspectives on Failed Aid

Photoville (New York, 2014)—The Everyday Projects

Air Circulation gallery (New York, 2014)—Appetite, the Culture of Food

Neubacher Shor Contemporary (Toronto, 2013)—Magenta Foundation Flash Forward

Photofusion (London, 2013)—Magenta Foundation Flash Forward

Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Lincoln Center (New York, 2013)—Everyday Africa

Photofest (Querétaro, Mexico, 2013)—Everyday Africa  

Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism (Hannover, Germany, 2012)—Life Without Lights

VII Gallery (New York, 2012)—Everyday Africa (also as co-curator)

The Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston, 2012)—iSee: The eyes of VII in the hands of Hipstamatic

Fotoweek DC (Washington DC, 2012)—Global Goods / Local Costs

VII Gallery (New York, 2012)—Liberty & Justice (For All)

Lagos Photo (Lagos, 2011)—Life Without Lights

KUD France Preseren Gallery (Ljubljana, 2010)—Global World: Through the Lens of Human Rights

Triennale Bovisa Gallery (Milan, 2009)—Woodstock: The After Party



Just Another Photo Festival (Delhi, 2015, 2016, 2017)—Everyday Africa

Slideluck Potshow (Dhaka, 2014)—Life Without Lights

Slideluck Potshow (San Francisco, 2014)—The Everyday Projects

Athens Photo Festival (Athens, 2012)—Life Without Lights

Visa Pour l’Image (Perpignan, France, 2010)—Life Without Lights

Slideluck Potshow (New York, Washington DC, Oslo, Stockholm, London, Ottawa, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Austin, all 2010)—Life Without Lights



Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Grants (2009, 2011, 2012, 2018)

Town Hall Seattle Artist in Residence (2018)

Code for Africa / International Center for Journalists, ImpactAFRICA grant (2017)—What Went Wrong?

Magnum Foundation, Emergency Fund Grant (2015)—What Went Wrong?

Photoreporter Festival, Grant (2014)—What Went Wrong? 

Open Society Foundations, Audience Engagement Grant (2013)—Everyday Africa

POYi, World Understanding Award, Finalist (2013)—Life Without Lights

PDN30 New & Emerging Photographers to Watch list (2012)

PDN Photo Annual, Finalist (2011)—Life Without Lights

Anthropographia Award for Human Lights, Shortlisted (2011)—Life Without Lights

The British Journal of Photography IPA, Winner (2010)—Life Without Lights

Editor and Publisher Photos of the Year, 1st Prize (2008)—Life Without Lights

Boston University, Photojournalism Student of the Year (2005)



Africa is a A Country, Aperture magazine, BBC World Service, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, BRIGHT Magazine, The British Journal of Photography,, Departures, Esquire, Foreign Policy Magazine, GEO, Global Post, GOOD Magazine, Huck Magazine, HuffPo, Guernica, Internazionale, Jeune Afrique, Le Monde, Mother Jones, National Geographic, The National (UAE), Newsweek,, The New Yorker Photo Booth, The New York Times, PDN,, TIME, Vantage, Vanity Fair, Vrij Nederland, The Wall Street Journal, Wired RAW File



Flying Kites: A Story of the 2013 California Prison Hunger Strike. Stanford Graphic Novel Project, 2019. (Cowriter, coeditor)

Everyday Africa. Kehrer, 2017. (Contributing photographer, coeditor, cofounder)



(The Place Where I Always Begin). 10(X) Editions, 2016.

in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Other books that include my work:

Northern Ghana Life. Noorderlicht and Nuku Studio, 2019.

Photographers’ Sketchbooks. Thames & Hudson, 2014.

Flash Forward 10th. Magenta, 2014.

Hungry Still. QUAD / FORMAT and SLIDELUCK London, 2014.

Next #03. World Press Photo and Schilt Publishing, 2013.

Flash Forward. Magenta, 2013.



“The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions — And Broken Toilets,” Bright Magazine, March 2018

“Lessons from reviewing applications to the Native and Everyday Projects Mentorship Program,” Re-Picture, January 2018

"An Open Letter to the Contributors of The Everyday Projects", Re-Picture, September 2016

“Instagramming Africa”, interview, Africa is a Country, March 2014

“Introducing Africa to the OMG Crowd”,, February 2013

“Photographing Everyday Life in Africa”, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, May 2012



The Everyday Projects (Various, 2013 to present). The Everyday Projects, in partnership with PhotoWings and the Pulitzer Center, created a visual literacy curriculum that we have used in classrooms with thousands of middle and high school students across the USA

Stanford Medicine & the Muse storytelling retreat (Stanford School of Medicine, 2019) — guest instructor

The Catchlight Visual Storytelling Summit (San Francisco, 2019)— portfolio reviewer

Berkeley Haas Africa Business Forum (UC Berkeley, 2019)—Homegrown Creatives panel

Center for African Studies (Stanford University, 2019)—The Imagined Africa: Where Did We Go Wrong in Visualizing a Continent? lecture

Doing Visual Politics (Kathmandu, 2018)—workshop mentor

Becthel International Center (Stanford University , 2018)—Journalism and Foreign Aid: What Can We Learn From Reporting on Failure? lecture

Town Hall Seattle (Seattle, 2018)—Reframe: Photographers on the Power of the Everyday panel

CAP Prize (2018)—contest jury

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (2018)—contest jury

Northwest African American Museum / Town Hall Seattle (Seattle, 2017)—Everyday Africa panel

Everyday Africa w/ Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (Nairobi, 2017)—Rethinking Creation in the Digital Age panel

World Press Photo / Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam, 2017)—Visions of Africa panel

AddisFotoFest awards (Addis Ababa, 2016)—contest jury

World Press Photo Photojournalism Workshop (Nairobi, 2016)—Workshop instructor

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop (Cape Town, 2016)—Workshop instructor

Wales International Development Summit (Swansea, 2016)—What Does Modern Africa Look Like? lecture

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph (Charlottesville, USA, 2016)—Instagram as a Tool for Social Engagement lecture

World Press Photo Awards Days (Amsterdam, 2016)—Diversity: Gender, geography and how can we better represent the world? panel

The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 2016)—Artist Talk

Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, 2015)—Social Advocacy, Photography and Beyond workshop instructor

Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, 2015)—Artist Talk

Magnum Foundation (New York, 2015)—Photography, Expanded Symposium presenter

The New School (New York, 2015)—Media, Culture, and International Affairs Seminar

Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, 2015)—Iris Nights lecture: Reimagining Africa

PhotoStories Multimedia Conference (Amsterdam, 2015)—Keynote

University of Washington (Seattle, 2015)—Global Health Seminar

VII Evolution Tour (Washington DC, 2015)—Balancing Advocacy, Journalism, and Funding panel

Photoreporter Festival (Baie de Saint-Brieuc, France, 2014)—Are Humanitarian NGO Programs Sustainable? lecture

Collaborations for Cause (Seattle, 2014)—The Everyday Projects lecture

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (New York, 2014)—The Everyday Projects panel

Photoville (New York, 2014)—The Everyday Movement and the Uphill Battle Against Media Stereotypes panel

Future of Learning Institute, Harvard University (Cambridge, 2014)—Global Journalism & Contemporary Learning lecture

The Image Deconstructed Workshop, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, 2014)—Everyday Africa lecture

The Tiziano Project (Colombo, 2013)—Everyday Sri Lanka mobile journalism workshop instructor

Flash Forward Festival (Boston, 2013)—Operator, Get Me Instagram panel

George Washington University (Washington DC, 2012)—Global Goods Local Costs panel

VII Gallery (New York, 2012)—Why Are We Talking About Smartphones? panel

The Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston, 2012)—Everyday Africa artist talk

VII Gallery (New York, 2011)—A Conversation on Energy Poverty: Problems and Solutions panel