Donato Di Camillo is an American photographer and video documentarian, best known for his New York City street photography and documentary portraits of the fringe and underdog populations of the United States. His work has been celebrated around the world and featured in publications including American Photo magazine, Stern and Amateur Photographer.
Di Camillo rose to prominence as a street photographer quickly, within four years of his first photographic activity. His work has been compared favorably to that of his influences, including Bruce Gilden, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus (other stated influences include Richard Avedon, Sally Mann, Martin Parr and Garry Winogrand). Priscilla Frank wrote in the Huffington Post: “The photographer remains committed to capturing people on the fringes of society, those that often remain unseen or, even worse, deliberately ignored. The sharp and colorful images linger on every single sloppy detail, translating the ugly beauty of being a human being into intoxicating images that, like a shot of hard booze, will burn in a good way.”