Douglas Anthony Cooper's first novel, AMNESIA, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, and shortlisted for the WH Smith First Novel Award. For five years he was a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, where he wrote and photographed most of the travel features. His writing and photography have appeared in Rolling Stone, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and The New York Times.
Cooper's travel photography was the subject of a feature in New York's PDN (Photo District News). In 2012, his exposé of PETA's shelter killing was a finalist for COPA (The Canadian Online Publishing Awards). He won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal, America's most prestigious travel writing award, and has been collected in Best American Travel Writing.
Recently, Cooper partnered with illustrator Dula Yavne to publish GALUNKER, a children’s book about a pit bull, aimed at correcting misconceptions and teaching children how to be safe around dogs, regardless of breed. It was one of the most successful kids’ publishing projects in Kickstarter history, raising $62,000.
Cooper lives in Rome, but has collaborated with artists and architects around the world, on projects including video installations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the Venice Biennale, the Barbican, and the Whitney Museum. Cooper's collected writing can be found at DYSARM. His photography resides at DYSMEDIA.
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