Pari Dukovic shot LeBron James, the greatest athlete alive, for the widely lauded cover of GQ’s 60th anniversary issue. Additionally, he photographed ten upcoming all-stars called “The Anointed Ones," including Odell Beckham Jr., Karl Anthony Towns, and Simone Biles, all compiled in the very same issue. In August, Pari traveled from New York to Philadelphia, to Minneapolis, to Santa Monica, and to Alberta, Canada over the course of only a few weeks to photograph these ten budding icons.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Pari was captivated by photography after being given a camera by his father. Upon graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, he moved to New York to pursue a career in photography. Pari's informal documentary style of image-making, rigorous technical training and art history background remain distinct characteristics of his work today. Pari works across the genres of portraiture, fashion, beauty and documentary photography for magazines including Vanity Fair, Time, New York, W Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, Wired, The New Yorker, WSJ Magazine, M le magazine du Monde and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. Pari also collaborates with commercial clients such as Chanel, Rag & Bone, Nike, Dior, W Hotels and MAC Cosmetics.