London based Dario Mitidieri began his career working for the “Sunday Telegraph” and for “The Independent”.
In 1989, Dario Mitidieri travelled to China to document the students demonstration in Tiananmen Square, little knowing that he would witness one of the most brutal army repression in modern history. For his work, he was awarded British Press Photographer of the Year, and recognized worldwide as one of the top emerging photojournalists.
In 1994 his book “Children of Bombay” was published in six languages, the result of a year long project about the lives of street children in Bombay. Described in French Photo Magazine as one of the ten most important photographic books of the decade, “Children of Bombay” has given a voice to children who occupy the very bottom rung of India’s social ladder.
In the years that followed, Dario Mitidieri photographed many other significant events, including the Kobe Earthquake in Japan, Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna’s last race, the conflict in Northern Ireland, the Iraq War, the Tsunami in Indonesia and was able to work on other long term projects such as Children in Wars and Charismatic Evangelism.
His latest project, Lost Family Portraits, has received critical acclaim and has been seen online 780 millions times.
Among his other important awards we find the W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography, the Visa d’Or a Visa pour l’Image, the European Publishers Award for Photography, the Getty Images Grant in Editorial Photography, e two World Press Photo Award with “Mass Graves of Iraq” and “Lost Family Portraits”.
2016, World Press Photo, People Category, Singles 3rd Price, The Netherland
2013, 2010, 2008, 2006 AOP Awards, winner or shortlisted, UK
2005 Getty Images Grand in Editorial Photography, USA
2004 General News Stories, World Press Photo, The Netherland
2004 International Photography Awards, 2nd Place Feature, USA
2000 D&AD Awards, Silver, UK
1998 Leica, C.F.P. Photo Award, Italy
1996 Nikon Photo Essay of the Year, Nikon Press Awards, UK
1994 Leica European Publishers Award for Photography, Europe
1993 Premio Fotografia Periodistica La Nacion, Argentina
1993 Visa d’Or, Internationa Festival of Photojournalism, France
1991 W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography, USA
1989 Photographer of the Year, British Press Awards, UK
1989 National Union of Photojournalists Photographer of the Year, UK
2003 Un Mondo Possibile, Peliti Associati (collaborative book)
2001 Photo – Journalism, Crans-Press-Celigny: RotoVision (collaborative book)
1997 People and Railways, Peliti Associati
1996 L’ultimo Ayrton, Giorgio Nada Editore
1994 Children of Bombay, Peliti Associati