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OMID SALEHI

Omid Salehi was born in 1972, Shiraz, Iran. “The Iran that Omid Salehi has been photographing for nearly a quarter of a century is one of intensity and unexpected beauty. Salehi started working at the age of seventeen in Shiraz and has since won numerous photographic awards. He belongs to a generation of artists whose experiences of the Islamic Republic have only served to strengthen their resolve to document the social transformation of their country. Omid’s images embody geometrical patterns of movement and design."

 

Education:

Graphic Design, Shahid Rajaei University, Tehran (IR)

Photography, LCC University, London (UK)

 

Exhibitions:
2013 Modernity of Tradition, Richard Young Gallery, London (UK)

2012 Iranian Perspectives, Richard Young Gallery, London (UK) 
2010 A Positive View, Somerset House, London (UK) 
2009 Transit Tehran, London School of Economics, London (UK) 
2009 30 Years of Iranian Documentary Photography, Paris (FR) 
2007 1st Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR) 
2005 Five Iranian Photographers, N Gallery, Tbilisi (GA) 
2004 Resistance, Chobi Mela 3, Dhaka (BD) 
2004 Musulmanes, Musulmans au Caire, a Teheran, Istanbul, Paris, Dakar, Parc de la Villette, Pavillon Paul Delouvrier,- Paris (FR) 
2003 12 Photographic Journeys - Iran in the 21st Century, Brunei Gallery, London (UK)

 

Awards:
2007 Iranian Documentary Photography Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2005 Ship & Sea Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2005 Kaveh Golestan's Photo Journalism Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2004 Kaveh Golestan's Photo Journalism Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2003 Janbaz Festival Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2002 Iranian Photographer's Center Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
2002 Janbaz Festival Award, Third prize, Tehran (IR) 
1999 Karvean-e-shohada Award, Third prize, Tehran (IR) 
1997 Annual Iranian Documentary Photography Competition - Photo essay section, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
1997 Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society Award, Second prize, Tehran (IR) 
1996 Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society Award, Second prize, Tehran (IR) 
1995 Fajr Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
1995 Annual Iranian Documentary Photography Competition - Photo essay section, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
1995 Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society Award, Second prize, Tehran (IR) 
1993 Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society Award, First prize, Tehran (IR) 
1991 Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society Award, First prize, Tehran (IR)

 

Published in (books):
2011 Omid Salehi: A Photographer's Journey Through Iran, Beyond Art Publications, London (UK) 
2010 Omid Salehi – Cheshm (Eye) Series, Mahriz Publication, Tehran (IR) 
2009 Transit Tehran, Garnet Publishing, Reading (UK) 
2008 Iranian Photography Now, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern (DE) 
2003 12 Photographic Journeys - Iran in the 21st Century, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran (IR)

 

Published in (periodicals):
2011 Journal3, London (UK) 
2010 Lettre International, Berlin (DE) 
2010 Rolling Stone Magazine, New York City (NY-USA) 
2005 Fingerprint, Tbilisi (GA) 
2005 Private - International Review of Photographs, Saint-Brissons (FR) 
2003 British Journal of Photography, London (UK) 
2002 Foto, Hamburg (DE)

 

Journalism:
Omid served as photo correspondent for several international news agencies 
2010 Focus (DE) 
2009 Agence France Press (FR) 
2007 Focus (DE) 
2006 Cultural Heritage News (IR)