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Born in 1994, Saeid is a self-taught photographer, who discovered his passion for photography a little over three years ago. Born and bred in southern Iran, he began taking photos with his smartphone at age 19. Being able to finally have an Instagram account, seeing his favorite photographers share their very own perspectives inspired him to do the same. In the beginning of 2016 and after two years of experiencing mobile photography, he bought his first DSLR camera to pursue a professional career in photography. Saeid loves everything related to photography, but he especially likes to photograph his own city and what happens in its streets. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering at the Islamic Azad University of Qeshm and currently lives in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

Notable Achievements

  • Contributing photographer, social media manager and content editor on collective photo project Iran Unveiled; Berkley, CA; (2016–)
  • Contributing photographer on collective mobile photo project Inside Iran; (2016)
  • Shortlisted in the Portraits category of the Open Competition at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards; (Feb. 2017)
  • Selected in the Safiran-e Shahr National Photo Festival; Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan; (Dec. 2016)
  • Published in the Financial Tribune, Iran’s first and only English-language economics newspaper: Link 1, Link 2; (Dec. 2016)
  • Featured photographer in the Pursuit of Portraits Magazine; (Sept. 2016)
  • Selected among the top 100 photos in the 2nd Tehran Milad Tower International Photo Festival; Tehran; (Sept. 2016)
  • Featured by The Tehran Times as the Inspirational Instagram of the Week; (July 2016)
  • Featured by Instagram as a Suggested User to Follow. (June 2014)

Exhibitions

2017                    Group Exhibition, Tehran; Identity, Hooner House, Tehran (curated by Rahha Dabbagh)

2016                    Safiran-e Shahr National Photo Festival, Mojir Historical House, Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan

2016                    Group Exhibition, Iran Unveiled: An Artist Collective, Cambria Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016                    2nd Tehran Milad Tower International Photo Festival, Milad Tower Gallery, Tehran

2016                    Group Exhibition, Iran Unveiled: An Artist Collective, Kala Art Institute, Berkley, CA (curated by Mahya Jaberiansari)