I am an Iranian-American editorial and documentary photographer based in Chicago, Illinois-USA. I retired as an attorney a few years ago and I decided to pick up photography, again. To be a photographer was a desire of mine since I was ten years old and walked around with a plastic camera my dad had given me. As a documentary photographer my attention is drawn to the cultural, social and political landscape of our society and I photograph people and stories I find important and to which I can commit. I see my camera as a tool that gives me access to places and allows me to explore the world and issues that would have otherwise remained a mystery. Photography is and has been a perpetual learning experience.
My photographs have been published in various national and international magazines and periodicals including:
Public Radio International - Global Nation
The Washington Post
The New York Times' Lens Blog
Investor's Business Daily
Crain's Business Journal
Today's Chicago Woman
Corriere Della Serra
Photo District News
To inquire about my availability and to discuss assignments please contact me directly or through Polaris Images.