Felipe Dana was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 1985. 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 Associated Press and decided to dedicate himself solely to photojournalism, focusing on the social upheaval in his native city as it prepared for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Dana also documented urban violence in Latin America, the Zika epidemic and most recently the Mosul offensive in Iraq.

His work has received a number of awards including World Press Photo, POYi – Pictures of the Year International and Latam, OPC - Overseas Press Club, NPPA, CHIPP – China International Photo Competition, the Atlanta Photojournalism, among others.

Felipe was also part of the AP team finalist for the Pulitzer in 2017 for Breaking News photography and in 2018 for International Reporting,.
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Awards

Pulitzer Prize - International Reporting Finalist 2018
Member of the AP Staff finalist with their coverage of the Mosul war

POYi – Pictures of the Year 2018
Spot News - Award of Excellence - Mosul Wounded

OPC - Overseas Press Club 2018
The Madeline Dane Ross Award -  AP Staff - Collapse of the Caliphate

APME - Samuel G. Blackman Award 2018
AP Staff - Collapse of the Caliphate: Triumph and Tragedy in Mosul

APME Photography News Story 2018
Honorable Mention - War in Mosul

National Headliner Awards 2018
Photo Essay - Second Place - Battle for Mosul

National Headliner Awards 2018
International News - First Place - shared with AP Staff - Brazil Violence

World Press Photo 2017
Spot News - 3rd Place - Iraq Mosul

Pulitzer Prize - Breaking News Finalist 2017
Member of the AP Staff finalist with their coverage of the Mosul war

SIP IAPA – Excellence in Journalism Awards 2017
Photography - 1st Place – Zika Outbreak

Atlanta Photojournalism Awards 2017
2nd place - Chris Hondros Memorial International News

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association 2017
Best of Photojournalism – 1st Place Olympic Story

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association 2017
Best of Photojournalism – HM Contemporary Issues Single - Zika

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association  2017
Best of Photojournalism – HM Portrait Series - Faces of Zika

APME Journalism Awards 2017
News Photo Story - 1st Place - ‘The Battle in Mosul’

Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2016
Society of Professional Journalists - Feature Photography

POYi – Pictures of the Year 2016
Portrait Series - Award of Excellence

Atlanta Photojournalism Awards 2016
2nd place – News Picture Story

AP - Oliver S. Gramling Awards 2016
Gramling Journalism Award

APME Journalism Awards 2016
Feature Photo Story - 1st Place - ‘Zika: Ground Zero’

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association 2016
Photographer of the Year - NY/International Monthly Clip Contest

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association 2016
Best of Photojournalism – 1st Place Portrait Series

World Press Photo Masterclass 2015
Selected for the 1st WPP Latin America Masterclass

China International Press Photo - CHIPP 2015
Bronze Medal – Daily Life Series

NPPA – National Press Photographers Association 2015
Photographer of the Year - Monthly Clip Contest

Premio Esso - ExxonMobil de Jornalismo 2015
Faces of Crack - Portrait series - Finalist

World Press Photo 2013
Honorable Mention – Contemporary Issues

Pictures of the Year – POY Latam  2013
3rd Place – Photographer of the Year

Pictures of the Year – POY Latam 2013
2nd Place – News Singles

Pictures of the Year – POY Latam  2013
Honorable Mention – Drug Series

NABJ - Salute to Excellence Awards 2013
Photography - Rio’s Crack Ban

China International Press Photo - CHIPP 2013
Bronze Medal – General News

Atlanta Photojournalism Awards 2012
1st place – Portrait

Atlanta Photojournalism Awards 2011
3rd place – Spot News