Alban Kakulya began his career as a photographer shortly after returning from Nicaragua where he worked as a street educator for drug addicted children in Managua during the 1990s. He then became a photographer and reporter for the Strates agency in Lausanne. During this period he made a report on the external borders of the European Union. This work has been exhibited in many countries and has been the subject of his book "East of a New Eden" (2010). After training as a journalist, he made other reports, including one on minors in prison in Central America. After being awarded a Fulbright scholarship for his artistic work, he left for the United States to study film. On his return he worked as a journalist for magazines and the radio and as a director for the national television and academic institutions such as the EPFL.