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.
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.