Daniel Kariko is a North Carolina-based artist and an Associate Professor of Fine Art Photography in School of Arts and Design at East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC. Kariko's images investigate environmental and political aspects of landscape, use of land and cultural interpretation of inhabited space. Inspired by his childhood during the civil war in the Balkans, his interests in history and science inform his artwork, through inquiry into geopolitics and disappearing landscapes. Since 1999, Kariko has documented the endangered wetlands and dramatic changes in the landscape in Barataria- Terrebonne region of South Louisiana. His other projects include documentation of foreclosed housing in Florida during the 2008-09 real estate crisis, and scanning electron microscope portraits of locally found insects. Kariko's work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and museums such as Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groeningen, The Netherlands; Yixian International Photography Festival, Huangshan City, China; Manchester Science Festival, UK; Rewak Gallery, University of Sharjah, UAE; Edinburgh International Science Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia; Rijeka Foto Festival, Croatia; Fries Museum, The Netherlands; Festival della Scienza di Verona, Italy; Photon Gallery, Vienna, Austria; Royal Albert Hall, London; ArtCell Gallery, Cambridge, UK; Galata Museo del Mare, Genova, Italy; Orlando Museum of Art, FL, and The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque, NM. Kariko received his MFA from Arizona State University.