Photography that makes a difference.™
Life Without Lights
At a time of mounting uncertainty over the future of energy, it is easy to forget that 1.5 billion people - nearly a quarter of humanity - still live without access to electricity. Through Life Without Lights, I strive to reveal the dire economic impact of global Energy Poverty and its causes, effects, and solutions. The project is a look into energy’s past and present in order to contribute to the dialogue on its future.
While living in rural Ghana, I realized how deeply the lack of electricity affected my neighbors. It impeded their progress in health, education, gender equality, agriculture, and every aspect of development. Put simply, Energy Poverty keeps people poor. It is a critical piece in the mosaic of issues contributing to poverty, and often the one least addressed.
Issues of energy access and affordability are hardly limited to the developing world: given the fragile state of global economics and energy’s finite supply, they impact all of us now more than ever.
Peter DiCampo launched his freelance career while also working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ghana. His photography has been published by National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, GEO, Foreign Policy Magazine, and many others. In 2012, Peter was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and received the Photocrati Fund grant. Other accolades include first prize in The British Journal of Photography 2010 IPA and three grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Life Without Lights, Peter’s global project on Energy Poverty, has exhibited in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Hannover (Germany), and Lagos.
Photographer: Annie Marie Musselman
In the wake of the exotic animal trade, a sanctuary exists in Washington State where wolves are r...
Photographer: Paul Colangelo
Salvation Fish is a three-pronged project with the goal of raising the public profile an...
Photographer: Greg Kahn
Three extra millimeters of water every year will make land vanish. It will swallow communities. It will change environmental habitats forever. For townspeople along the inner-coastal region of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, the impact of sea level rise is no longer an abstract worry debated by politicians. They see the land becoming more saturated beneath their feet.
Sin & Salvation In Baptist Town
Photographer: Matt Eich
Since early 2010 I have returned to the town of Greenwood, Mississippi to explore the contemporar...
Mustang, the last Tibet
Photographer: Filippo Mutani
Upper Mustang is also known as a "Tibet outside the Tibetan Border". It resisted the Chinese invasion and it has been the base for the C.I.A. financed guerrilla against China during the sixties. The last King reigned until 2008, and he still lives in Lo Manthang. Being forbidden to foreigners until 1992, the Mustang is also the last Tibet enclave because it has managed to preserve original tibetan culture and buddhism practically untouched since the middle age.
Photographer: Justin Maxon
(2012-ongoing). July 5th, 2013. “Hey Bro, well its 7 months today since you was taken away from us . . . I know you don’t want to see us down & heart broken. It is going to get harder b4 it get easy but we trying."
Leaving the Life
Photographer: Tim Matsui
Leaving the Life uses the power of stories to foster empathy among stakeholders and build unexpected alliances, strengthening the anti-trafficking movement and efforts to effectuate institutional and cultural change.