Dotan Saguy was born in a small kibbutz five miles south of Israel’s Lebanese border and grew-up in a diverse working class Parisian suburb. He lived in Lower Manhattan during 9/11 and moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
In 2015, after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur, Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography. Since then, Dotan attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College.
Dotan teaches street photography and documentary workshops for Leica Akademie and Momenta Workshops and his award-winning photographs have been published by National Geographic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times and many others.
In 2018 Dotan’s first monograph about the endangered culture of Venice Beach, CA was published by famed German publisher, Kehrer Verlag and was awarded Bronze by the prestigious Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2018-19.
Dotan’s second book documents the everyday life of a family of vehicle dwellers and their three young children on the streets of Los Angeles. It is scheduled to be released by Kehrer Verlag in the spring of 2020.
Dotan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.