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Hossein Fatemi

Hossein Fatemi

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Profession: Photographer (Panos)
Location: Chicago , United States
Home base: Tehran . Chicago
URL: http://www.hosseinfatemi.com
URL: http://www.panos.co.uk
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Languages spoken: English.Farsi/Persian, Azeri ,Turkish
Organization: Panos Pictures
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Mobile phone: +19178255397
Blood type: A+
Last login: 5 months ago
Member since: 17 May 2008 10:05


Iranian b.1980

Hossein Fatemi began his career in photography in 1997. Since then he has travelled extensively and worked in Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Russia, India, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

His work has been exhibited internationally and published widely in publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Paris Match, VSD magazine, NEON magazine, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian and The Washington Post.

Hossein has documented the life of Iranian youth and daily life in his native country while continuing to shoot news and current affairs stories.

He has received numerous awards including POYi, LensCulture, Days Japan, Unicef and CHIPP. He has also been awarded a grant to work on his personal projects from The Art of Photography Show in San Diego, USA.

After a few years covering the war in Afghanistan, he is now based in Chicago, USA.


2014 : Second Prize – Portrait Story of Lens Culture

2014 : POYI – Third Place -Portrait Series from Missouri School of Journalism-USA

2014: POYI – Award of Excellence – Natural History picture Story from Missouri School of Journalism-USA

2013: First prize The International Festival of Photography Photovisa ,Russia,

2013: Grant Recipient The Art of Photography Show, San Diego USA

2013: Third prize The Days Japan International Photojournalism Award

2012: UNICEF Photo of the Year / HM . Germany

2012: Grand prize of international world awakening awards

2011: Honorable Mention Recipient of PX3 French

2011: Gold medal from China international photojournalism contest

2010: Finalist New York Photo Awards

2009: Bronze medal from China international photojournalism contest

2009: Photographer of the Year, Iran

2007: Bronze medal from China international photojournalism contest

2006: Photographer of the Year, Iran

2005: Photographer of the Year, Iran


2014: An iranian journey in the LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism

2014 :Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran is being exhibited at the Xishuangbanna Foto Festival in Jinghong, Yunnan Province, China

2013: Afghanistan: A Troubled Legacy exhibition in Delhi Photo Festival

2013: Afghan women’s exhibition in Angkor photo Festival

2013: long-term project Afghanistan – Dark Future, in Chobi Mela VII, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012: Group exhibition: Delhi Festival exhibition with a focus on SAARC countries in India

2012: Group exhibition of 30 Iranian artists entitled Iran in Romania

2012: Group exhibition: Metro exhibition Azarbaijan After the Earthquake in Tehran,Iran

2011: Group exhibition: Contemporary Afghanistan: Another Look The State Museum of Oriental Art Moscow,Russian

2011: Sepid Shoor” at No 6 Gallery in Tehran

2008: Group exhibition: Middle East in the eye of six Iranian photographer and two foreign photographers in Tehran

2007: Group exhibition: First photo Expo in Tehran

2006: Group exhibition: Lebanon after the War in Tehran


2011: Sepid Shoor published in Tehran


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Available For Assignments In IRAQI kurdistan

Available For Assignments In IRAQI kurdistan
I will have a trip to the Iraq’s Kurdistan and also, I will go to the boundary of Iraq and Syria and I could prepare photo reportage from Syrian refugees to the Iraq’s territory.

08 Jan 2013 23:01 | 0 replies


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