Diego Cupolo is an independent journalist,photographer and author of Seven Syrians: War Accounts From Syrian Refugees, a non-fiction book by 8th House Publishing to be released in Jan. 2014.
He serves as Latin America regional editor for Global South Development Magazine and covers international affairs as a freelance journalist, having reported on Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina and Chile. In the past, he was a staff writer for The Star Ledger in Newark, New Jersey and associate editor forBushwickBK.com, an online newspaper in Brooklyn.
His written and visual work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Associated Press Wire Services, The Village Voice, The Hartford Courant, The Australian Times, Discover Magazine, Truthout, UpsideDownWorld.org, The Argentina Independent, Diagonal Periódico, AFAR Travel Magazine, The Expeditioner Travel Magazine and his photography has been featured by The Studio Museum in Harlem.
In his writing, Diego presents news stories through the personal accounts of those most affected by local and international policies or conflicts. In his photography, he observes humans as a species – how they live, their relation to one another and to their environments. In both, he focuses on disparity of living conditions, urban street scenery, decay, consumerism, poverty, the effects of globalization and the use and misuse of human-made structures, objects and tools.
Lastly, with the help of the Chilean poet Juan Pablo Mosqueira Córdova, Diego co-founded Martes Mocho, a weekly cultural gathering of poetry, live music and contemporary dance in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires. He has also worked as staff photographer for Montreal’s Mutek International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music from 2011 to 2013 and he has served as a volunteer teacher at Al Salam Center for Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı, Turkey.