Daniel Kukla’s artistic practice explores the fragile and fraught relationship that humans have with the natural world. He works in photography, video and installation to generate new questions about ecology and human nature. His unorthodox approach to the medium of photography enables him to create visual metaphors that allude to complex ecological, historical or social processes. Increasingly Kukla is interested in exploring how the decisions that we make everyday for our individual desires influence the prosperity of the Earth.
Kukla is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Prior to his photographic education he attended the University of Toronto and received an Honours Bachelors of Science in Biology and Evolutionary Ecology. His work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation, The International Center of Photography, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, RISD Museum of Art, Masin Museo de Art de Sinaloa, Williams College Museum of Art, among others. His work has been featured in the New Yorker Magazine, New York Times, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Juxtapoz, Granta Magazine, Guernica Magazine, the Washington Post and others.