Sarker Protick


Sarker Protick is a visual artist from Bangladesh. Protick makes work that explores the materiality of time and disappearance. His portraits, landscapes and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and national histories. Incorporating detail observations and subtle gestures the works enter into personal spaces, often minimal and atmospheric.

Protick was named in British Journal of Photography's annual 'Ones to Watch'. He is the recipient of Joop Swart Masterclass, Magnum Foundation Fund, World Press Photo award, Australian Photobook of the Year grand prize. His work has been shown in museums, galleries and festivals including, Chobi Mela, Art Dubai, Paris Photo, Hamburg Triennial, 4A, Singapore Art Week, Dhaka Art Summit, Latvian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Noor der licht and more.

Protick is represented by East Wing Gallery. He is a lecturer at Pathshala-South Asian Media Institute and curator at Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Latest book discovery:
The Tunnel: Selected Poems of Russell Edson
Hold Still by Sally Man

Fav books:
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C. Clarke
Sei Somoy & Prothom Alo by Sunil Gangopadhyay

Most visited blogs, websites?


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What apps do you use the most and why?

Phone Camera app

Whats currently on your playlist?

Hammers by Nils Frahm
Emily by Billie Marten
Tailwhip by Men I Trust
Stories We Build, Stories We Tell by Jose Gonzalez
Dazzler by Ex:Re
Suspirium by Thom Yorke
Tick of The Clock by Chromatics
Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave
Lemon Glow by Beach House
Our Own Roof by Nils Frahm

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Most fav film directors are:
Jim Jarmusch
David Lynch
Abbas Kiarostami
Federico Fellini
Michelangelo Antonioni
Andrei Tarkovsky

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What tools do you use in your work?

DSL Camera
Phone Camera
Adobe Bridge
Raw plugin
Adobe Premier
Adobe Photoshop

What are your favorite gadgets?

A Muji backpack. Several earphones I carry, currently a Skull Candy and Smile Jamaica
Also, JBL Go, a small speaker I carry when I travel.


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Images by © Aishwarya Arumbakkam