Man Who Taught Himself Photography in Prison…

“Throughout the month of October I will be featuring articles and links brought to you by Getty Images. Working at Getty Images, I am fortunate to be regularly exposed to the best in world photography and video, both past and present and the cutting edge of the visual dialogue that frames our world. I hope you enjoy.#gettycontest” Man who taught himself photography in prison captures raw and intimate portraits 📷: Donato Di Camillo

Man Who Taught Himself Photography in Prison…

The photographs taken by Donato Di Camillo are raw, revealing, and real—three qualities that the artist shares with his work. Struggling through his early adult life, Di Camillo served a prison sentence that strangely would become some of the most formative years in his life. He spent hours in the institution’s library, studying psychology, human behavior, and art mediums. “It allowed me time to learn about the world outside my mind,” he says. It was prison where Di Camillo learned how to be a photographer. It was prison where he learned how to read and understand the human face. 📷: Donato Di Camillo


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About atwarwithart

Over thirty years working in the arts and culture arena. Experience in live theatre as an actor/director and writer. As a visual artist participated in group shows and work is featured in many private collections. Over twenty years experience as an independent video producer, editor and media artist. Past-President and Charter Member of EMMEDIA, a major Canadian media art organization.
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