Photo by Paolo Losi

Photo by Paolo Losi

About David Maialetti

Photographer David Maialetti is a currently on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covers a variety of subjects including news, sports and features. 

Maialetti is a recipient of several national and international awards including a second-place World Press Photo Award and an Award of Excellence from the National Press Photographers Association.  He was recently honored with the 2018 Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Hall of Fame Award from Temple University.

The Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association twice named Maialetti“Photographer of the Year.” His work has been featured in several photojournalism textbooks and numerous magazines

Luzzara. Another Look

In October 2018, Maialetti’s book “Luzzara. Another Look” was released in Italy. The book re-examines the Italian village that American photographer Paul Strand photographed in 1953.

Maialetti has been an adjunct photography instructor for a number of universities, including Temple University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989. He has taught in various study abroad programs and workshops in Italy.

As one of the founders of the Philadelphia Conference, Maialetti 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 Maialetti is 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.