With his mobile portrait studio, Sartore visits zoos and wildlife sanctuaries around the globe, aiming to document every living species. Through dramatic lighting and sparse backgrounds, his images bring us an intimate moment with these creatures, inviting us into their interior worlds. Sartore’s animal portraits make them more relatable, showing their unique personalities through candid moments.
Having worked on this project for over 25 years, Sartore had witnessed and documented profound changes to natural habitats and their inhabitants around the world. His Photo Ark currently documents 9,585 species through over 30,000 photos.