East Wing Artist Arko Datto is interviewed
by Asif Rafiqui on his podcast the Polis Project.
Mathematician and a physicist by education, and a photographer by choice. Arko is a rare photographer who has managed to work with some of the finest publications around, and develop his personal projects as well. His works have appeared in TIME, National Geographic, NEWSWEEK, Courrier International, BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Financial Times Magazine, Liberation, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Internazionale, Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harper’s Magazine, Vrij Nederland, Udvikling Magazine, Jyllands Posten, Mailman Kuvalehti, Le Journal de la Photographie, Marie Claire.
He has two new books in the works coming soon in 2018. Most recently he has also curated shows for the OBSCURA Festival in Malaysia in 2016, and the KOCHI BIENNALE in 2014. He also sues Instagram as a unique way of developing his projects such as CAPTIVECAMS
which looks at animals-in-captivity images via livestream/internet feeds in the developed world complemented by zoos/animal-man interactions in the developing world. Each project he undertakes has its own unique voice utilising the tools of colour and composition in magnificent ways.
Arko was at the Danish School of Photojournalism in 2003, but has since been working primarily in India, and about India. Winner of the Prix Voies Off at Voies Off, Arles 2017
for his project Will My Mannequin be Home When I Return
, and Nominated for Prix Pictet in 2016, he has found funding support from a range of sources, and continues to produce both commercially successful work, and long-term personal projects. He examines India, through a lens that is simultaneously personal, local, intellectual and global.
The Interview can be heard by going to this link
For more information on Arko's work visit his website here
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