Marco Di Lauro was born in Milan in 1970 and has lived in Rome since 2000. He took his first photograph at the age of 14, during a vacation in Egypt. Between 1990 and 1994, Marco documented the social issue of 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 as well as working as a photo assistant-editor at Magnum photos in Paris. He is represented by Reportage by Getty Images.
In 1998, he went to Kosovo, where he is one of the few photo-reporters on hand when the ethnic cleansing begins, just months after his arrival. His pictures from the front, got the attention of The Associated Press (AP). After Kosovo, Di Lauro became a member of The AP staff and covered the 2000 Jubilee of the Catholic Church from Rome. In September of 2002, Marco began working exclusively for Getty Images, covering the Middle Eastern conflict in the Gaza Strip and then most of 2003 and 2004 in Iraq, documenting the American invasion and the Iraqi people. In all the stories he photographs, whether large or small, Marco always attempts to capture the sacred side of life and its deeper meaning.
In the last 10 years his work has appeared globally in: Newsweek, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Fortune, GQ, Vanity Fair, Outside Magazine, New Yorker, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, Paris Match, Le Monde, Nouvel Observateur, Lexpress, Liberation, Internazionale, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Panorama, L’espresso, Elmundo, El Pais, to name a few. He works regularly for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF, Save the Children, AMREF and CNN.