Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Damaso Reyes has worked for institutions and his work has appeared in publications including: The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Far Eastern Economic Review, New York magazine, Vanity Fair Germany, Der Spiegel and Time Asia. Previous assignments and projects have taken him to countries including Rwanda, Iraq, Indonesia, Tanzania and throughout the United States. His images are also featured in the monograph Black: A Celebration of a Culture and the book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers go to War. Damaso is a project leader at the World Policy Institute focusing on migration issues.
He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including a Fulbright and Arthur F. Burns Fellowship and two first place awards for international reporting from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He is also a 2012 Knight-Luce fellow in Global Reporting on Religion and a 2013 French American Foundation Immigration Reporting Fellow.
Damaso is also the principal photographer on The Europeans, a long term photographic documentary project examining the changes that Europe and its people are experiencing as the European Union expands and continues to integrate. Kodak is the official film sponsor of The Europeans.
You can see more of his work at www.damaso.com