Arko Datto


My aim with photography is to question what it means to be a photographer in the digital age while simultaneously playing the role of observer and commentator on critical issues. I pursue narratives on seemingly disparate topics- forced migration, surveillance in the digital panopticon, disappearing islands, nocturnal realms and psychosomatic stress of captive animals to name a few. Although every narrative I explore is separate and different from the next, together they form threads of inquiry into the existential dilemmas of our times.

By incorporating and developing diverse visual languages and styles, I want to push the boundaries of both still and moving images. I was on my way to a doctorate in theoretical sciences before I decided to change course. Apart from working on my own visual projects, I also enjoy curating the works of others.

I am currently represented by NOOR, Amsterdam and East Wing Gallery, Dubai.

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