Peter DiCampo has joined ProPublica’s visual storytelling team as a visuals editor. In this role, DiCampo will work closely with the art director and the rest of the team to find compassionate, incisive and original approaches to story presentation that match the level of dedication of the organization’s fellow journalists.
Prior to joining ProPublica, DiCampo was the international visual editor at NPR in a contract position. Before turning to editing, he worked for more than a decade as a freelance photojournalist, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, with publications in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time and many more. He was a 2019 JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and he is the recipient of grants and awards from Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Code for Africa, Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundations, PhotoWings, Pictures of the Year International and the Pulitzer Center, among others.
DiCampo is also a co-founder of Everyday Africa, a collective of photographers using social media to broaden coverage of Africa beyond the headlines, and The Everyday Projects, a global community of photographers and visual literacy nonprofit.
He is a co-author of the photo book “Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent” and the graphic novel “Flying Kites: A Story of the 2013 California Prison Hunger Strike.” DiCampo holds a B.S. in journalism from Boston University and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.
“We’re elated to officially have Peter joining the visual storytelling team. His work throughout his time here prior has exemplified a keen ability to thoughtfully collaborate and been vital to creating meaningful and compassionate visual narratives on projects great and small,” said ProPublica’s art director, Lisa Larson-Walker. “We’re fortunate to be working with someone who has dedicated his career to creating space for new narratives and challenging stereotypes, and grateful to continue working together.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team,” said DiCampo. “ProPublica’s visual storytelling is at the highest quality in journalism today, matching their unparalleled investigative work, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”