Biography

Hossein started out as a hobbyist photographer. Born in 1985 in Isfahan, Iran, 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 by every day. 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. Portraits and documentary-style projects soon began to fill his portfolio.

Questions of society, humankind, and identity continue to orient his art. The humanistic exploration that came so naturally to him as a hobby has earned him renown as a photojournalist and documentary photographer, with achievements in the Guardian, and the British Journal of Photography, as well as awards from Photo District News (PDN), Sony World Photography and Portrait of humanity.

Currently, he resides in the Netherlands, new surroundings that have drawn his eye to contemporary formats. It is in this context — as well as through his studies at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague — that he has come to visualize abstract lines of inquiry that elude classic formats. In tandem with his academic curriculum, he develops on personal short- and long-term projects that foster this innate curiosity on the forces of life.


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Achievements

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 - 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 



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