Ari Marcopoulos is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work is best known for his anthropological, insider look at snowboarding, skateboarding and hip-hop cultures, Marcopoulos' photographs reflect a casual, self-taught aesthetic. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Interview, Paper, Blind Spot, and most major snowboarding magazines such as Transworld Snowboarding and Snowboarder. His films include the documentary Larry Wright; a longform video for the Beastie Boys; and Key to the Riddle, a documentary on Forrest Bess. Marcopoulos' photographs have been acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and SFMOMA. Books include Out and About, 2005; Kids Born out of Fire, 2004; Pass the Mic: Beastie Boys 1991-1996, 2001; and Transitions and Exits, 2000.
Ari Marcopoulos was born in 1957 in Amsterdam, Holland. He currently lives in Sonoma, California.