Washington, DC, USA
My name is Matailong Du (Duma), a news and documentary photographer with a drive for expression based in Washington, D.C.
Whether it’s a Rabbi praying at the Western Wall, or a couple admiring Time Square, the human condition presents itself in many ways; my love of finding importance in everyday is why I pursue documentary-style photography. The medium of photography can capture those moments and give voice to otherwise unnoticed significance.
Searching for that significance has helped me contribute to the important work of The Washington Post, NPR, ABC News, Catholic News Agency, National Portrait Museum and the D.C. based think-tank, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Living in Washington, D.C. is unique for a story teller. One of the most impactful experiences I have had was working for CSIS. The environment was professional, intellectually stimulating, and a compelling international relations space where I interfaced with many influential global actors.
Currently, I am a master’s student studying New Media Photojournalism at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. I’m also doing an internship at both NPR and the National Portrait Gallery currently. I am freelancing for SIPA Press as well.
Always looking for story ideas and available for assignments on the earth.
- Breaking news