He Studied Photography In Prison. These Are The Photos He's Taking After Getting Out

September 15, 2016

While serving time in prison, Donato Di Camillo discovered a library full of National Geographic magazines and instantly fell in love with the photography.

With a little guidance from books and online tutorials, Di Camillo decided to try his own hand at photography after being released from prison in 2011.

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He captures a different side of life than what many people are used to seeing.

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His subjects are often homeless or mentally ill.

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"I think we all relate to each other in one way or another, whether someone's laying in the street or running a Fortune 500 company," he told Upworthy.

prison photographer
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prison photographer
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"I want [my subjects] to understand that the reason I'm photographing them is because I see something in them that I see in me, or that I think the rest of the world could relate to."

prison photographer
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prison photographer
credit: donato_dicamillo

prison photographer
credit: donato_dicamillo

prison photographer
credit: donato_dicamillo

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(h/t) Upworthy. See more of Di Camillo's work on his website and Instagram!

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