Sarker Protick was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a teenager he wanted to be a musician and songwriter, but discovered photography around the age of 24. After finishing his bachelor's degree, he enrolled at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute to learn photography. Sarker’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, GEO Magazine, The New Yorker, Liberation, Sunday Times, National Geographic, The British Journal of Photography, The Zeit, among many others. In 2014, he was named in British Journal Of Photography's annual ‘Ones to Watch’. The same year, Sarker was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2015, he went on to win a World Press Photo award for his story ‘What Remains’ and selected for PDN’s 30. Sarker's work has been exhibited at Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Photovisa Festival, Organ Vida Festival of Photography, Dhaka Art Summit, Tokyo month of Photography, Festival of Promenades Photographiques, Foto Festiwal Lodz, Norway's national festival of documentary photography and photojournalism etc. Sarker is a member of VII Photo Agency and currently teaching at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy.