Biography

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's currently undertaking photography research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands.


(+31) 655935251
info [at] hossein.art




Awards & Achievements

2020 - IPA (International Photography Award) - People Photographer of the Year

2020 - GUP New talent 2021

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

2020 - Portrait of Humanity- Shortlisted

2020 - Head on Photo Awards - Portrait - Finalist

2019 - PDN faces - personal work - Winner

2019 - PDN Photo Annual - Student work - Winner

2019 - Lensculture - Black and white - Finalist

2019 - Portrait of Humanity (organized by British Journal of Photography & Magnum Photos) - Winner

2019 - The Guardian editor's pick; Portrait of Humanity 

2019 - Helsinki Photo Festival - Winner

2019 - Siena Photo Awards - Honourable mention

2019 - International Photography Awards (IPA) - Street photography - Honorable mention

2018 - SONY World Photography Awards 2018 - Portrait - Commended photographer

2018 - SONY World Photography Awards 2018 - Street photography - Commended photographer

2018 - International Photography Awards (IPA) - 1st Place - People category

2018 - Focus on the Story - Grand Prize

2018 - KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Awards 2018 - Finalist

2018 - The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) - Portrait - Bronze

2018 - Monovision Photography Awards - 3rd Place - Photojournalism

2018 - Photo East UK - Winner

2018 - Monovision - People - Honorable mention

2018 - The Independent Photographer - 3rd place "Portrait"

2017 - The Independent Photographer - Finalist "Open call"

2017 - International Photography Awards (IPA) - Honorable mention - People-Family

2017 - Eyeem - Photo of the year

2017 - Monochrome awards - Portrait - Honorable mention

2017 - Berlin StreetProjections - Winner



Group exhibition

2020 - Portrait of Humanity x Sent into Space - The first photography exhibition in Space

2020 - OpenWalls Arles - Galerie Huit Arles, France

2020 - Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival - New Orleans, United States 

2019 - National Centre For Photography - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

2019 - LagosPhoto Festival - Lagos, Nigeria

2019 - Organ Vida International Photography Festival - Zagreb, Croatia

2019 - Helsinki photo festival - Helsinki, Finland

2018 - Sony World Photography Awards – Somerset House, London

2018 - Memories - Loosen Art - Italy, Roma

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

2018 - I belong - PhotoEast - The United Kingdom, Neptune Quay

2017 - The Mind's Eye - All About Photo - USA, San Francisco

2017 - I’ll be your mirrors – Portrait exhibition – USA, California

2017 - "StreetProjeckt"– Germany, Berlin

2017 - The Essence of Monochrome - Hungary, Budapest 



Go to top