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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

Farhad Babaei 's current location:
Tehran , Iran

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