Award-winning photojournalist Marco Di Lauro, studied literature and philosophy at Milan State University, followed by journalism at Boston University and photography at the European Institute of Design in Milan.

Marco started his professional career in the 1990s as a freelance photographer for the New York Times, USA Today, Der Spiegel and the UN World Food Programme. From 1998 to 2002, Marco worked for AP, covering the Kosovo war in the Balkans.

During the Millennium, Marco worked as a photo editor at the AP office in Rome while also being one of the key photographers covering Pope John Paul II.

In September 2002, Marco joined Getty Images covering international news stories in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Italy. Marco’s main topics are war and religion: he has covered the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and the second intifada between Israel and Palestine.