Amir Zaki

Amir Zaki
Amir Zaki is a Professor of Art, specializing in Photography and Digital Technology at UC Riverside, where he has taught since 2000. Aside from his active art practice, exhibiting regularly both nationally and internationally, Zaki is interested in both Eastern and Western philosophical and contemplative ideas and schools of thought, which heavily inform his writing about culture, identity, and the self. Zaki is the author of three photographic monographs, including California Concrete: A Landscape of Skateparks and Building + Becoming, a survey monograph spanning 23 years of the artist's work and which was awarded the PubWest award for best Photography Book Design in 2022. Instagram: @amir_zaki_ Twitter: @amirzaki_artist Linktree: Website: Wikipedia: Substack:

Recent Essays

Why We Camp… And Why We Don’t

As evening arrives, you put on warmer clothes and make a campfire, arguing over which is the best design method, the teepee or the log cabin. Once it gets going, you sit with your loved ones in a circle around the fire and just stare at it uncontrollably. You are mesmerized and instantly calm.