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Farhad Babaei

Farhad Babaei

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Profession: Photographer
Status: Farhad Babaei photography
Location: Tehran , Iran
Home base: IRAN
URL: http://www.farhadbabaei.com
URL: http://www.facebook.com/Farhad.Babaei
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Languages spoken: Farsi-English
Organization: LAIF Germany
Journal: http://fabricashop.myshopify.com/products/iranian-living-room
Skype: Farhad farhad.b69
Mobile phone (while in tehran): +989351161228
Mobile phone: +989351161228
Work phone +982189782573
Blood type: o+
Last login: 29 days ago
Member since: 24 Nov 2011 22:11


Farhad Babaei was born in 1984 in Bandar-e-Anzali, a town in the north part of Iran and graduated in electronics. He started seriously documentary and news photography in 2007. He is one of the most primary members of the Iranian Photographers National Society and has been cooperating with some photo agencies in Iran and abroad. He has been also awarded in some photography contests
My childhood had been influenced by war.The life situation in Iran as an ancient country of the Middle East which was involved in war, economic, and political crisis gradually brought about some questions about human and his inner soul in my mind, like when the man is in hard conditions, what will he reveal from his personality? How does he confront with the passions that occur to him in life? What is that inner element that makes him a distinct and unique being? The trace of these questions becomes more highlighted under natural catastrophes like flood, earthquake or while situations made by human interference like war, revolution, social and political conflicts and poverty. It was a question for me that how the man reveals himself when he faces with freedom and pinches. How does he step toward freedom? How does he interact with his environment? All these questions were occupying my mind while facing with ethnic and religious traditions. When I began photography, my camera became a tool for surveying these questions. I learned that it is possible to ask question with camera and overwhelm deep in the question likewise it is possible to think deep in humans’ faces with camera. The questions do not end in answers but also bring more questions along with themselves. And this is how my attitude to the photography takes form, with asking and moving toward humans’ depths and their environments.
2013’s canon profifoto Grant Winner with the Worth of 2000 Euros – Germany- 2013 –
3rd Position of Dorbin.net Photo Festival, Social Documentary Category- 2012
Chosen at “Negah- No”(New Look) Photo festival – Tehran,Iran- 2013
Chosen at “Lahzehaie Ashouraii” (Ashouraii Moments) –Tehran,Iran – 2012
Appreciated at " 72 Ravi -e –aseman" third National Photo festival 2010
Participated in Rajaii’s University “Ashouraii Photos” Second Photo Festival
Participated in Three Group Exhibitions – Iran 2009-2012
Participated in Photo of the year’s Festival’s Exhibition Iran 2009-2010

Member of Iranian national Photographers association
Cooperation with Iraq Metrography Photo agency 2009-2010
Cooperation with fabrica s.p.a – Italy 2013
Cooperation with Leif Photo Agency- Germany 2013
Cooperation with Enrico Busan’s Master classes as Columnist- Italy- 2012-2013

Participated at Tebilisi Festival’s Photo exhibition , Georgia 2012
Participated at Bursa Festival’s Photo Exhibition – Turkey 2013

Working for LAIF photo agency in IRAN



Recent Post

Iranian Living Room

Iranian Living Room is the first of a series of editorial projects self-published by Fabrica.

Under the creative direction of Enrico Bossan, head of photography at Fabrica, 15 young Iranian photographers welcome us into the “Iranian living room”, a unique space beyond global media and local state. This is where life is lived in private in Iran; it is often where life takes place, in fact.

In this living room both literal and metaphorical, we are privileged to discover multiple interpretations of Iranian reality: cultural differences and similarities, solitude and conviviality, relaxation and excitement, dressing up for an interior life versus dressing up for the street, the rhythms of religious ceremony and the patterns of everyday life.

Where much life on the street is presented by the world’s media as foreign and inhibited, behind these closed doors the lens captures a life that is immediately recognisable in all its untrammelled richness. It takes on a central role as a kind of counterpoint to the contested street, functioning as a new public sphere. It is both far away and close to home. These vignettes are framed by young photographers who, through their own storytelling, might help change the stories we tell about Iran.

Limited Edition.

Photography coordination:
Farhad Babaei



18 Jul 2013 14:07 | 0 replies


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