Journalism CV               Artist CV

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Damaso is the founder of Clarify.Media and began his career as a journalist and photographer over twenty years ago while still a teenager.

His work has been published by The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, New York magazine, Der Spiegel and Time Asia. Previous assignments and projects have taken him to countries including Rwanda, Cuba, Indonesia, Tanzania and throughout the United States and Europe.

His photographs have been exhibited in solo shows at galleries in Barcelona, Spain; Berkeley, USA; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Stuttgart, Germany; Buncrana, Ireland, Uster, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey.

In addition to being a 2008 Fulbright Specialist, Damaso is the recipient of several fellowships including an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship; a 2012 Knight-Luce fellowship in global reporting; a 2013 French American Foundation fellowship for immigration reporting and a 2015 Holbrooke Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists.

Damaso is also a living kidney donor, a project leader at the World Policy Institute and the principal photographer of The Europeans, a photographic documentary project which is exploring the changes Europe and its people are experiencing as the European Union expands and integrates.

Damaso also offers personal instruction in photography to a handful of students each year.

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