Younes Mohammad

Born in 1968, in Dohuk, is Iraqi Kurdish photographer.

He is currently based out of Erbil. 

He works as a freelancer on assignments for newspapers and magazines. 

Although he has had a life-long passion for photography he was unable to pursue it due to the war - ultimately, he spent much time in Iran as a refugee from 1974 to 1998. 

He graduated with an MBA from the University of Tehran. In 2011, he quit his job and started his journey as a photographer. 

His work has been exhibited internationally and published widely in publications and he is the recipient of multiple awards. 


I am available for collaborations worldwide & gladly respond to requests for publication, editorial work, assignments, proposals for exhibitions and acquisition of printed works.



+964(0)750 448 4697

452/12/382 Gulan

Bnaslawa - 44001

Erbil, Iraq

Awards | Grants | Festivals | Scholarships

2020: Gold Prize of "Let's DMZ 2020 Peace and Environment International Photo Awards" (South Korea)

2020: VII Academy Photojournalism and Documentary Photography online Seminar (France)

2019: Fellowship for climate reporting, Free Press Unlimited (Netherland)

2018: Sixth International Art for Peace Festival (Iran)

2017: Vilnius Photo Circle Festival (Lithuania)

2017: Silver Prize of Prix de la Photography (France)

2017: Fifth International Art for Peace Festival (Iran)

2017: grant Exhibition at Head on Photo Festival – (Australia)

2017: Honorable Mentions - Social Documentary Network (USA) 
2016: Gold Prize of Conflict - The Tokyo International Photo award (Japan). 
2016: First Prize of Editorial Professional - The Tokyo International Photo award (Japan). 
2016: Golden Award & First Prize of Documentary (Story) DorbinNet - Tehran (Iran) 
2016: DorbinNet Photojournalism Festival - Tehran (Iran) 
2016: Master class 2016 Foundation Patrick Chauvel (France). 
2016: Golden Award - The Best Photographer of The Year - Hawkar Group (Iraqi Kurdistan). 
2016: Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad (India). 
2016: First Prize of Conflict - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia). 
2016: First Prize of Editorial Professional - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia). 
2016: Scholarship Winner for 2016 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop (South Africa). 
2016: American Photography Book (USA). 
2016: Jurors Merit Gallery (USA). 
2016: Jury Award the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award (Japan). 
2014: Golden Award - Human Rights Ministry - Baghdad (Iraq). 

Exhibitions | Publications | Features 

August 2019: Genocide of Yezidis, KRG – Washington, USA 

April 2019: Cultural Exhibition, UN – New York, USA

October 2018: SDN’s Anniversary Exhibition, Bronx – NY, USA

September 2018: Sixth International Art for Peace Festival – Tehran, Iran

August 2018: Solo Exhibition - Moscow, Russia

December 2017: Vilnius Photo Circle Festival Exhibition – Vilnius, Lithuania

November 2017: Exhibition in - Tehran, Iran

September 2017: Exhibition of Fifth International Art for Peace Festival – Tehran, Iran

May 2017: Exhibition at Head On Photo Festival – Sydney, Australia
April 2017: The Immigration, Visa & Institute Francis, Shanadar - Erbil, Iraq 
January 2017: Art by Email at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bothy Gallery, UK 
September 2016: IPF in State Art Gallery Madhapur - Hyderabad, India 
September 2016: DorbinNet Exhibition in Qasr Museum Garden - Tehran, Iran 
August 2016: MIFA Winners Exhibition in Na Kashirke Gallery -Moscow, Russia 
August 2016: 2th Universally of Yazidis genocide / FPS - Dohuk, Iraq 
July 2016: Days Japan Winners Exhibition - Nagoya, Japan 
July 2016: A Scream From Mesopotamia / Hawkar Group - Yerevan, Armenia 
May 2016: An Uncovered Iraq / Metrography Agency & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq 
December 2015: Peshmerga & Garila / Shanadar Gallery - Erbil, Iraq 
August 2015: Syrian Daily Life / Un Ponte Per & UNHCR - Kawargosk Camp, Iraq 
August 2015: SHANGAL, A Scream From The Mesopotamia - Tbilisi, Georgia 
January 2015: Kurdistan 2014 / UKH & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq 
October 2014: Kurdistan 2014 / France Institute - Erbil, Iraq 
May 2014: Photo of the Year / Dorbin net - Tehran, Iran 
February 2014: Ministry Of Human Rights - Baghdad, Iraq 
December 2013: Water in Kurdistan / Goethe Institute - Erbil, Iraq 
May 2013: Elite Exhibition / Iraqi Photo Society - Baghdad, Iraq 
March 2013: Dream Of Backing Home - Derik, Syria 
December 2012: International Duhok Photo Festival - Dohuk, Iraq 

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