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.
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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