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
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and SCREENED
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