Dotan Saguy was born in a small kibbutz five miles south of Israel’s Lebanese border. Dotan grew-up in a diverse working class Parisian suburb, lived in Lower Manhattan during 9/11 and moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
In 2015 Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur. Since then Dotan attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College.
Dotan's award winning photographs have been published by National Geographic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times and many others.
Dotan teaches street photography and documentary workshops for Leica Akademie and Momenta Workshops.
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 monograph was released by Kehrer Verlag in September 2020. This new body of work documents the everyday life of a family of vehicle dwellers with their three young children on the streets of Los Angeles.
Dotan is currently working on several personal projects in both Los Angeles and the Eastern Sierra.
Dotan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.