Pari Dukovic is a New York-based photographer of Greek descent whose wide-ranging practice is informed by a fascination with historical painting and sculpture. His colourful and atmospheric portraits appear regularly in The New Yorker, where he was appointed the magazine’s youngest ever staff photographer in 2013.
Pari Dukovic is a photographer based in New York City. He is currently the staff photographer for the New Yorker and takes commissions.
Born and raised in Istanbul, he was captivated by photography as a boy, shooting candid street shots in his home city. This informal, documentary style of image making has been a core strand of his work ever since. Dukovic still carries a point-and-shoot at all times and he enjoys photographing on film for the pace and rhythm dictated by the change of each roll. After graduating in photography and art history from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, he moved to New York to work on numerous bodies of personal work before setting up as a freelance assignment artist in 2011. Today Dukovic works across the fields of portraiture, fashion, beauty and documentary photography for magazines including: Vanity Fair, Time, New York, W Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, Wired and The New Yorker, newspaper supplements such as WSJ. Magazine, Zeit Magazin, M, le magazine du Monde and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, and commercial clients Dior, Rag & Bone and MAC Cosmetics. Shifting constantly from genre to genre, his signature style owes more to his history of art background than commercial photography. In a grainy monochrome close-up of Scarlet Johansson, Dukovic aims for the smoky blacks and mid-tones of a charcoal drawing – the vivid palette of a 30-page fashion portfolio for New York magazine meanwhile recalls the saturated colours of Baroque, Impressionist and Pop art.