(B.1984, Iran) I am a freelance photojournalist currently based in Toronto,Canada.
I became interested in photography when I first came across the field in high school while studying arts and graphic design in Iran. This led me to choose photography as my undergraduate studies. In 2002, during my first year of studies, I started working as a professional photojournalist at ISNA, one of Iran’s most acclaimed news agencies. By 2003 I was working as a full time staff photographer and was among the youngest Iranian photojournalists. Before moving to Canada in 2011, I had covered social, political and sportsevents in and outside of Iran. Along with countless national Iranian newspapers, my work has appeared in many international sources such as the Associated Press, New York Times,Washington Post, Seattle Times, The National & USA Today.

EDUCATION:
M.F.A Documentary Media, Ryerson University - Toronto

B.F.A in photography, Azad Art & Architecture University

AWARDS& ACHIEVEMENTS:
2013- Eddie Adams Workshop, BarnStorm XXVI

2013- Nikon Scholarship, to attend Magnum Workshop, Toronto 
2008- Image of the Year(Mohsen Rasoulof Award): 2nd place Sports also HM in News -HM in Arts & Artists
2008-Selected as one of Iran’s Top Ten Photoblogers by Doorbin.net
2007-World Press Photo Workshop (the workshop was cancelled due to political clashes between Iran & Netherlands)
2007- 1st place: Iranian Press Festival(News Photography)
2006-1st Place: Child & Spirituality Photo Contest
2006-Award of Excellence: Second Sports Photography Festival
2006-2nd Place:Photo of the Month – Iranian Photojournalists Association
2004-Award of Excellence: 2nd Kaveh Golestan PJ Award


EXHIBITIONS:
2011-”Albeit Simple” (ISNA photographers Exhibition)
2010- Iran Photographers Community / Islamabad, Pakistan
2010- Azad University Photo Contest
2008-”Inner Eye” Tehran Museum of Modern Arts
2008- 1st Mohsen Rasulof Award
2007-Image of the Year-Tehran
2007- “For the Sake of Iran”-Tehran
2006- Lebanon War – PCA Museum/Tehran
2006 - Sports Photography Photo Contest
2006-Image of the Year-Tehran
2005- 3rd Kaveh Golestan PJ Award
2005- “Eight Years with Khatami”- Niavaran Museum
2005-Image of the Year-Tehran
2005- “Ashoora” (I.P.C)
2004-Image of the Year-Tehran
2004- 2nd Kaveh Golestan PJ Award

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