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    Nima Taradji Photography

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Nationality: American
    Biography:     NIMATARADJI photography +1-312-925-3500 +1-866-701-3686 photo@nimataradji.com I was born in Iran, grew up in France, and then moved to the United States where I attended college in Texas. After graduation I moved to California and... read on

Lucha Libre and Luchadores

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | News

Ongoing project: Lucha Libre.
I had the privilege to be allowed to witness the training of a group of luchadores in the Chicago area. The athleticism is out of this world! - March 2017

Quick Trip to Mexico City

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | News

At the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), Mexico City, Mexico - 2017

Cold Feelings At the Standing Rock - Washington Post

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | News


Thanksgiving Confrontation at the Sacred Stone Camp

Monday, November 28, 2016 | News

Sacred Stone Camp, November 24, 2016 - On the Thanksgiving day, the law enforcement which is now comprised of the National Guard, the State Police, local police and the Federal Police destroyed a bridge the campers had built connecting their camp to the Turtle Island which is considered sacred ground. Once alerted of that fact, the Protectors converged on the site and rebuilt the bridge under the watchfull eyes of the law enforcement. Once re-built, the replaced the bridge. The law enforcement now has placed barbed wire on the shores of the Turtle Island.

Sacred Stone Camp project on Viewfind

Monday, November 14, 2016 | News


Donald Trump... President.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | News

At Donald Trump rally in Westfield, Indiana - July 12, 2016

The Chicago Cubs Win 2016 World Series

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | News

A Chicago Cubs fan flies the "W" perched on top of the traffic light in front of the Wrigley Field as the Cubs were on their way to win the 2016 World Series. #cubs #worldseries #worldserieschamps #chicagocubs #baseball

Elder Welcomes New Arrivals

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | News

A Native American elder at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannonball, ND, welcomes new arrivals to the Camp.

A Modest victory at the Sacred Stone Camp

Monday, September 12, 2016 | News

An 86-year-old Sioux grandmother joined the Sacred Stone Camp and their attempt to provide protection of the Human Rights to clean water. The Federal Court ruled against the Native Americans request for a TRO- but the Obama Administration handed what amounts to a victory by halting all work on the Pipeline on Federal Land.


Selected by Elizabeth Krist as One of Ten Photographers - Visura Instagram Open Call 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | News

Visura Instagram Open Call 2016: Honored to be one of the ten selected photographers by Elizabeth Krist - National Geographic Senior Photo Editor.

National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Cheng Krist, selected 10 photographers from the 2016 Visura Instagram Open Call:

Solmaz Daryani,
Anna Boyiazis,
Jorge Santiago,
Sara Swaty,
Furkan Temir,
Arthur Nazaryan,
Hector Emanuel,
Nima Taradji,
Amy Sacka,
and Rebecca Conway.

From May 5 to May 10, Elizabeth Krist will be featuring one project a day--publishing two images representing the project--on Visura’s Instagram feed to highlight each of the photographers’ images, work, and visions.

"Cuba's New Future" is a short documentary work done in Havana during January and February 2016. My goal was to show an overview of life in Havana, Cuba. The project will continue with a second trip in the fall of 2016 where I will be exploring specific subject matter in Havana. The full project may be viewed here on Visura (http://visura.co/user/NimaTaradji/view/cuba-s-new-future) or on my website at (http://www.documentaryphotography.us/cuba-new-future).

Visura Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visura.co/

Delia - A Transgender Female Series on ViewFind

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | News

Happy to see my series on Delia, a transgender female, was selected by ViewFind for publication.


Shishmaref, Alaska Project in New York Times' Lens Blog

Sunday, March 6, 2016 | News

Very pround and honored to see my photo project about people of Shishmaref, Alaska who are directly affected by climate change in New York Times' Lens Blog. Thanks to Rena Silverman for the great article and James Estrin for choosing my project for publication.


New Project - Havana, Cuba

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | News

At Laura Alonso Dance Academy - Havana, Cuba-2016

New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska

Sunday, December 13, 2015 | News

Only a few homes in Shishmaref, Alaska have plumbing. To get drinking water, Fred breaks chunks of ice from the nearby village's fresh water reservoir to take home. New Project.

New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska

Sunday, December 13, 2015 | News

A bear skin hangs on the wall next to tusks from a walrus in a Shishmaref, Alaska resident's home. Life on this barrier island is in jeopardy due to rising waters and the melting of permafrost. - New Project.

New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | News

The cemetery in Shishmaref, Alaska. I am in Shishmaref, Alaska working on a photo project about the people who are affected by climate change in this village of about 500 people. 

New Project

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | News

In Shishmaref, Alaska on a new project about the effects of climate change on this little village of 500 residents.

Delia - A Transgender Female in ZEKE Magazine

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | Awards & Features

Love and humbled to see two of my images from the Delia-A Transgender Female in the current issue of ZEKE Magazine alongside some great photographers. The digital issue is free but the printing of the magazine is amazingly awesome-worth a look! (http://socialdocumentary.net/cms/ZEKE)

Red Hot Annie Project - Ongoing

Monday, October 12, 2015 | News

Moment before Burlesque dancer Red Hot Annie prepares to get on stage.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 | News

#backstage with Red Hot Annie #burlesque #vaudeville #vaudezilla #documentary #photojournalism-New project in the works.

Delia - A Transgender Female on CNN Photo

Friday, September 18, 2015 | News

Thanks to Brett Roegiers, Natalie Yubas and Jamie Gumbrechtt of CNN Digital for doing a great job on the article about Delia. Much appreciated.


Friday, August 21, 2015 | News

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders walks out of the Firefighters Union Lodge in Clinton, Iowa.
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