Dario Mitidieri (b.1959) is an Italian photojournalist
Mitidieri was born in Villa d’Agri, Italy, in 1959. In 1981 he
moved to London where he studied Photojournalism at the London
College of Printing. He started to work as a freelance photographer
for The Independent Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph in 1986 and
since then his work has been published and exhibited worldwide.
major photographic assignments include: the plight of the Kampuchean
refugees in Thailand; the Tiananmen Square massacre; Germany
reunification; the cyclone in Bangladesh; the fall of the communist
regime in Albania; the destruction of the Ayodhya Mosque in India and
the subsequent communal violence in Bombay; Ayrton Senna’s last
race in Italy; the refugee crisis in Rwanda; the Kobe earthquake in
Japan; “children at war” in former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Rwanda
and Angola; Charismatic Evangelism in the USA, England, India and
Korea; the last Masaai in Kenya; the fall of Baghdad and the mass
graves of Iraq; the aftermath on the Tsunami in Indonesia.
1992 he spent the whole year in Bombay documenting the lives of
street children. This project resulted in the publication in six
languages of the book Children of Bombay, 1994 (Dewi Lewis
Publishing, UK plus five more editions across Europe). He is also the
author of the books L’Ultimo Ayrton, 1996 (about Ayrton Senna’s
last Grand Prix, published by Giorgio Nada Editore, Italy) and People
and Railways, 1997 (about the railway industry in Italy, published by
Peliti Associati, Italy).