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Netherlands-based Iranian documentary photographer Hossein Fardinfard (born 1985) took an unconventional path to his profession.  After majoring in cartography, geomorphology, and IT, ultimately he discovered his aptitude for visual storytelling at the age of 30.

Hossein cames to see photography as a means for observing society more intimately, and for knowing himself more deeply in turn. He has thus come to specialize in photography that explores social observation, human rights, and identity.

“I like storytelling not only as a process of documenting but also as a means for exerting a constructive influence on society, something like what Lewis Hine, the pioneer of photojournalism, did in his era in the USA. My relationships with photography subjects enhance my understanding of concepts like human rights. To understand this keyword, I need to know people first. Through knowing them, my spiritual investment in human rights has grown remarkably.”

In the second phase of Hossein's artistic life -- at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague -- he had the chance to reflect more intently on the meaning and philosophies of photography and the pictorial arts. This experience also equipped him with principles of psychology and sociology that he readily applied to his photographic gaze. 

“It's more thrilling when I can find a scientific explanation of the social behaviors and interactions I’m capturing. I believe we can talk about Human Rights in scientific terms. There should be a point where the hard and soft sciences meet. I try to connect them and then visualize that point.” 

(Read more on British Journal of Photography)











Achievements

2019 - PDN Photo Annual - Student work

2019 - Portrait of Humanity (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

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

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

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) - Bronze

2018 - Monovision Photography Awards - 3rd Place - Photojournalism

2018 - Headon Photo Festival - Semi-Finalist

2018 - Photo East UK - Winner

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, Feb 22, 2018

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, Apr 23, 2018

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, May 29, 2018

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, Feb 07, 2017

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, Jun 08, 2017

National Geographic - Your Shot - Daily Dozen, Nov 10, 2016

2018 - ND awards - 3rd place - Documentary 

2017 - Eyeem - Photo of the year

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





Group exhibition

2020 - Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival - New Orleans, United States (upcoming!)

2019 - National Centre For Photography - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (upcoming!)

2019 - LagosPhoto Festival - Lagos, Nigeria

2019 - Organ Vida International Photography Festival - Zagreb, Croatia

2019 - Helsinki photo festival - Helsinki, Finland

2018 - Sony World Photography Awards 2018 – The United Kingdom, 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

2017 - “Street Photography” – Greece, Athens

2017 - “Monochrome” – Greece, Athens

 



Contact

Phone: +31 655935251
E-mail: info [at] fardinfard.net

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