Kiana Hayeri

Photographer
    
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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Tim Hetherington 'Visionary Award 2020: KIANA HAYERI
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May 15, 2020

I am honored to share that I have been awarded the sixth £20,000 grant for my project “Promises Written On The Ice, Left In The Sun”.


About The Visionary Award


The Visionary Award is designed to foster innovative approaches to storytelling and supports visionary individuals who we hope will offer inspiration to others by example.   The award seeks out visionary artists and journalists whose thinking and the process reaches beyond the limitations of conventional media practice to create engaging and dynamic communications using any appropriate technology to create and distribute stories that inspire audiences and bring a fresh understanding of the chosen subject.

The successful candidates demonstrate personal vision, artistic ability, ethical integrity and have the necessary craft skills to execute their project effectively.  The award particularly favors projects that can be augmented by the application of new skills or technologies and in addition to the £20,000 cash grant, we will find mentors to help expand the scope of the project beyond initial expectations.  Openness to new ideas and willingness to work in partnership are key characteristics for eligibility.

Tim Hetherington Trust | Visionary Award 2020: KIANA HAYERI 14 May 2020
The sixth £20,000 grant is awarded to Kiana Hayeri for “Promises Written On The Ice, Left In The Sun”
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on NYTimes: At War: She Went to Prison for Killing Her Husband. The Pandemic Set Her Free.

By Kiana Hayeri — She Went to Prison for Killing Her Husband. The Pandemic Set Her Free. Foroozan was one of nearly 20 women..
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The Washington Post: ‘There’s no humanity left’: A family buries a mother and her unborn child in Afghanistan

By Kiana Hayeri — "Hajar Sarwari was in labor with her second child at a west Kabul maternity ward on Tuesday morning..
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on NYT: Afghanistan’s Next War

By Kiana Hayeri — Photo Essay by Kiana Hayeri Text by Mujib Mashal What happens when the pandemic hits a country already mired..
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"Scarred and Weary, an Afghan Force Wonders: What Is Peace?" for The New York Times (2020)

By Kiana Hayeri — Their young bodies are as broken as the bomb-pocked 40 miles of highway they guard. Some are missing..
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For The New York Times Magazine (2020):"Now in Prison, They Feel Free."

By Kiana Hayeri — Violence against women is rampant in Afghanistan. As a Persian saying goes, “a woman enters her..
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"Afghan Women Don’t Want To Be Saved. But They Demand To Be Heard" for Buzzfeed News (2019)

By Kiana Hayeri — The women of Afghanistan would like to be heard. Before the recent peace negotiations suddenly broke down..
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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..
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"The TransAsia Train" for Polka Magazine (2013)

By Kiana Hayeri — Assigned by  Polka Magazine in April 2013, we took the TransAsia train to discover and capture stories..
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