Solmaz Daryani is an Iranian documentary photographer loosely based between Iran and the UK. She is a grantee of the Magnum Foundation, National Geographic Society grantee, and a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo. Her work is mainly...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Travel, Environment, Documentary, Photography, Portraiture, International News, Student, Freelance, Assignments, Explorer, Human Rights, International, Short Films, Editorial, Photo Shoots
Skills:Color Correction, Adobe InDesign, Apple Final Cut Pro, Photojournalism, Film Photography
A shepherd wanders around Lake Urmia in search of meadows for his goats. The desertification of the lake makes it harder each year for farmers to find fertile soil.The dry bed of the lake is a source of salty dust that can be whipped up by strong winds into a dust storm.Iran's Lake Urmia was once the second-largest saltwater lake in the world, covering more than 2,000 square miles at its deepest in the 1990s. In the past two decades, the lake has dried out, shrinking at times to less than 20% of its average size. It's not a story of climate change, though that certainly contributed.