Director of Photography, Polka
Dimitri Beck is the director of photography of Polka (magazine+gallery+factory), in Paris. As part of the executive management since 2008, he has been contributing to the development of Polka company.
Journalist, Dimitri gives lectures on photojournalism at conferences and educational institutes such as photojournalism courses at the journalism department of SciencesPo Paris and also at the international photo school Speos. He participates in international photo juries and used to run for several years a weekly radio programme on photography at France Info, one of the key French news radio station.
Prior to working at Polka, Dimitri was the Director of the Aina Photo Agency based in the Afghan capital Kabul from September 2004 to December 2006, where he was also the Editor-in-chief for the Anglo-French feature magazine "Les Nouvelles de Kaboul - New Afghanistan". Before he was working as editor-in-chief of Reza Deghati’s photo agency “Webistan”.
His thirst to travel especially in the Caucasus mountains and across Central Asia started in late 1990s when he started out as an independent journalist filing reports to French and international media outlets.
He was born in Paris, France, in 1972.