For more than 20 years, David Maialetti has been a staff photographer with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Maialetti covers a variety of subjects, including news, sports, and long-term projects for print and online. His recent work includes the opioid crisis, the Eagles Super Bowl run, and the papal visit.
Maialetti is a recipient of national and international awards including a second-place World Press Photo Award and an Award of Excellence from the National Press Photographers Association. The Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association twice named him “Photographer of the Year.” His work has been featured in photojournalism textbooks and numerous magazines, including Life. In October 2018, his book “Luzzara. Another Look,” will be published in Italy. The book re-examines the Italian village that American photographer Paul Strand photographed in 1953.
He has been an adjunct photography instructor for a number of universities, including Temple University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989. Most recently, he taught in Gonzaga University’s study abroad program in Cagli, Italy.
As one of the founders of Philadelphia Conference, he promotes the advancement of photography and photojournalism in the Philadelphia region. The organization holds photography related events at the Pen & Pencil Club, the oldest press club in the United States.
When he’s not making pictures he focuses on espresso. One day he hopes to grow his own coffee to roast and serve. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Kim.