Biography

Photo: Ruth Bruckner

Hossein (born in 1985 in Iran) initially interested in street photography, his focus eventually shifted onto documentary photography and portraiture. Fascinated with the contours of the earth (holding a BS in cartography and an MS in geomorphology), he felt drawn to study the contours of the human spirit more closely through photography.

Questions of society, humankind, and identity continue to orient his art. He is currently undertaking photography research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands.


Phone: (+31) 655935251
e-mail: hello [at] hossein.art
IG: @fardinfardh


Awards & Achievements

2021

- Xposure photography awards - Overall winner

2020

IPA (International Photography Award) - People Photographer of the Year

- GUP New talent 2021

- OpenWalls Arles 2020 (organized by British Journal of Photography) - Winner

- Portrait of Humanity- Shortlisted

Head on Photo Awards - Portrait - Finalist

2019

PDN faces - personal work - Winner

PDN Photo Annual - Student work - Winner

Lensculture - Black and white - Finalist

Portrait of Humanity (organized by British Journal of Photography & Magnum Photos) - Winner

The Guardian editor's pick; Portrait of Humanity 

Helsinki Photo Festival - Winner

Siena Photo Awards - Honourable mention

International Photography Awards (IPA) - Street photography - Honorable mention

2018

SONY World Photography Awards 2018 - Portrait - Commended photographer

SONY World Photography Awards 2018 - Street photography - Commended photographer

International Photography Awards (IPA) - 1st Place - People category

Focus on the Story - Grand Prize

KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Awards 2018 - Finalist

The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) - Portrait - Bronze

Monovision Photography Awards - 3rd Place - Photojournalism

Photo East UK - Winner

Monovision - People - Honorable mention

The Independent Photographer - 3rd place "Portrait"

2017

The Independent Photographer - Finalist "Open call"

International Photography Awards (IPA) - Honorable mention - People-Family

Eyeem - Photo of the year

Monochrome awards - Portrait - Honorable mention

Berlin StreetProjections - Winner



Group exhibition

2020

- Kahmann Gallery - Amsterdam, Netherlands

- Portrait of Humanity x Sent into Space - The first photography exhibition in Space

- OpenWalls Arles - Galerie Huit Arles, France

- Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival - New Orleans, United States 

- National Centre For Photography - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

- LagosPhoto Festival - Lagos, Nigeria

- Organ Vida International Photography Festival - Zagreb, Croatia

- Helsinki photo festival - Helsinki, Finland


2018

- Sony World Photography Awards – Somerset House, London

- Memories - Loosen Art - Italy, Roma

- Talents of the year 2018 - Independent photographer - Germany, Berlin

- I belong - PhotoEast - The United Kingdom, Neptune Quay

- Blank wall gallery – Street photography - Athens, Greece


2017

- House of Basketball – Zürich, Switzerland

- The Mind's Eye - All About Photo - USA, San Francisco

- I’ll be your mirrors – Portrait exhibition – USA, California

- "StreetProjeckt"– Germany, Berlin

- The Essence of Monochrome - Hungary, Budapest

- Blank wall gallery – Fine Art -  Athens, Greece

- Blank wall gallery – Black & White - Athens, Greece

- Blank wall gallery – Travel - Athens, Greece

- Blank wall gallery – Moments of color - Athens, Greece



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