Nazanin Tabatabaee ( born 1988 in Mashhad – Iran) is a self-taught photographer.
She got her MA in graphic design from university of Iran in 2015.
When she lived in Mashhad she has worked as a photography critic for Khorasan state Art department and Shahr Ara newspaper. More than 100 pages of her writings and articles have been published in many Iranian magazine and newspaper.
She started her professional career in 2009 when she was 19. She moved to Tehran (capital of Iran) and started working as a freelance documentary and news photographer. She has worked with many Iranian magazine, newspapers and news agency such as Mehr news agency, Fars news agency, Asia, Shargh, Arman, Bahar, etc.
In 2015 she joined Polaris images photo agency.
Many of Nazanin’ photos have been published on some international newspapers, magazines and news agencies including Time magazine, Reuters, Newsweek, Die welt, Aljazeera, New York Times, etc.
She focused on the issues of contemporary life and issuses, religions, lifestyle and youth in Iran on her documentary projects.
She expanded her career life by joining Tima news agency in 2017.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013: Iranian living room Bursa photo festival in
2013: Iranian living room at Fondazione
Benetton Studi Ricevche in Treviso, Italy
2011: The 12th Iranian national biennial of photography.
2010: Nabze Irani Exhibition in Brazil
2017: Arles 2017- Iran: year 38
2018: Switzerland-Sguardi Iraniani
Iranian living room by Fabrice/ Italy/ (Documentary photography book )
Photo editor in a poetry book titled: Nothing is
new as Death is.
Photo editor in a poetry book titled: Chizi inja
Iran: year 38- Arles photo book festival
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
Nominated for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2018)
Nominated for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2015)
Honorable mention in EPA ( international
photography award 2014) / USA
Winner in Iranian picture of the year 2010.
1st Iranian journalist festival 2009/ Critic section