Kiana Hayeri

THE MOTHERS for Harper's Magazine
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Nationality: Iranian-Canadian
Biography: Kiana (b.1988) grew up in Tehran, Iran and migrated to Toronto while she was still a teenager. Faced with the challenges of adapting to a new environment, she took up photography as a way of bridging the gap in language and culture. After an... read on
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THE MOTHERS for Harper's Magazine
kiana hayeri
Apr 22, 2017
If you're in New York, U.S. or even Canada this month, pick up a copy of Harper's Magazine to see my latest work about Single Mothers of Afghanistan. It was one of the most amazing experiences to work with Stacey and develop this body of work, THE MOTHERS. To see more, visit my website here.

Thanks Jon Gerberg for sharing these photos from DC, looking forward holding a copy of it in my hands.

By Kiana Hayeri —

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"Afghan Women don't need to be rescued. They demand to be heard."

By Kiana Hayeri — Just before the Peace Talks broke apart in Afghanistan, 20 women from all walks of life, working and living in Kabul, shared their hopes and fears..
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on The Washington Post: Her husband’s government has been excluded from peace talks. But Afghanistan’s first lady is rallying the women.

By Kiana Hayeri — By Amie Ferris-Rotman and Sayed Salahuddin KABUL —  For many women in Afghanistan, peace talks between the United States and the Taliban..

More on how Single Mothers of Afghanistan came together...

By Kiana Hayeri — This was brought to my attention by Stacy Clarkson today as i had missed out on it while gone offline. it kind of illustrates how the project came..
Awards News Spotlight

Single Mothers of Afghanistan wins the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

By Kiana Hayeri — Very pleased to see Single Mothers of Afghanistan is recieving recognition, this time from IAFOR Documentary Photography Award . I'm also very..
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Awarded by The European Journalism Centre to report on gender equality in Afghanistan

By Kiana Hayeri — Very excited to announce that our team have been granted by EJC and I will be teaming up with  Sophia Jones  and  Sitara Sadaat..

EKBATAN TOWN, Brown Book Magazine

By Kiana Hayeri — My latest dispatch from western Tehran, documents Ekbatan, a  planned town built in 1970s, for the Brown Book Magazine.
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Single Mothers of Afghanistan on Globe and Mail

By Kiana Hayeri — Single Mothers of Afghanistan was published on Globe and Mail for Mother's Day weekend. It was published online on Friday and in print through a..

The Chris Hondros Fund Auction

By Kiana Hayeri — Chris Hondros Fund advances the work of photojournalists who espouse his legacy and vision, and sponsors fellowships and programs that bring shared..
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Chris Hondros Fund

By Kiana Hayeri — The Chris Hondros Fund award can be a bittersweet recognition. The prize comes with a $20,000 grant to support documentary work, but is named after..
Exhibitions News

Emerging | Group Exhibition in Annenberg Space for Photography, LA

By Kiana Hayeri — I will be taking part in this years 'Emerging' group exhibition organised by Photo District News (PDN) Magazine from June 6th to September..
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