ABOUT

        Photo: Ruth Bruckner



Hossein (born in Iran in 1985) was initially interested in street photography. His focus eventually shifted to documentary and environmental portrait photography. He was working as a web developer when exchanges with his street photography subjects started to bring him into closer dialogue with the people he passed every day. Fascinated with the contours of the Earth (he holds a BS in cartography and an MS in geomorphology), Hossein felt drawn to study the contours of the human spirit more closely. Questions of home and identity continue to orient his work. 

He is currently studying photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands.



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



Interviews


Awards & Achievements

2021

- Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Winner
- OpenWalls Arles - Winner
- Canon Student Development Programme
- APG Portfolio 2021 - Winner
- Xposure photography awards - Overall winner
- Portrait of Humanity - Shortlisted

2020

- Magnum Photos portfolio review with Newsha Tavakolian

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

- GUP New talent 2021

- OpenWalls Arles 2020 - 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 - Winner

The Guardian editor's pick; Portrait of Humanity 

Helsinki Photo Festival - Winner

Siena Photo Awards - Honourable 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"

Eyeem - Photo of the year

Monochrome awards - Portrait - Honorable mention

Berlin StreetProjections - Winner




Group exhibition

2021

- Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
- Galerie Huit - France
- Belfast photo festival - Northern Ireland
- Xposure photography festival - UAE

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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