Felipe Dana


Felipe Dana is a Brazilian photojournalist and editor at The Associated Press. He started his career as an assistant photographer when he was only 15 and later pursued a degree in photography, all the while working on commercial assignments and contributing to various local and international news agencies.
In 2009, he joined the AP and decided to dedicate himself solely to photojournalism, focusing on the social issues and endemic violence in his native Rio de Janeiro. Dana has also covered conflicts in the Middle East, including the Mosul offensive in Iraq, the war against the Islamic State in Syria, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in Gaza, among others. Most recently he has documented the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan and the war in Ukraine. 
His work has received numerous awards over the years. Dana was also named ‘Photographer of the Year’ by NPPA, POYi Latam and the Guardian and was part of the AP team’s finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2023 World Press Photo Contest South America jury chair
2017 World Press Photo Contest winner
2015 World Press Photo Masterclass participant
2013 World Press Photo Contest winner

Felipe Dana on Social Media: 
Instagram: @felipedana
Twitter: @felipedana

Felipe Dana

Portrait credit: Renata Brito