Pari Dukovic was born in Istanbul in 1984 of Greek descent. He was introduced to photography by his father, who gave him his first camera. When he started shooting, he became increasingly more aware of his surroundings. Later on this hobby turned into something more. He began photographing everyday street life and coming into his own as an artist.
In 2002, Dukovic came to the United States to complete his undergraduate studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He then moved to New York City where he started developing a body of work and focusing his artistic vision. New York City with its energy and numerous subcultures paralleled the diversity and traditions of his home country and provided Dukovic with an insight into the convergence of people’s lives in an urban environment. People and their passions are at the core of Dukovic’s work. In capturing his subjects’ expressions about the things that move them, he has discovered what inspires him.
Dukovic’s work has appeared in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Zeit Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Esquire, and GQ. He was also listed as one of the photographers to watch in The British Journal of Photography in 2013 and as a PDN 30 photographer in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.