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© Matteo Cherubino


Hanif Shoaei (b. 1987) is an independent Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer. He got into photography in 2006 and studied Photojournalism at the College of Media in Tehran. His works has been published in national and international publications including The Guardian, Le Quotidien, Denver Post, USA Today, Die Welt, Reuters, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, European Pressphoto Agency, United Press International, Lemonde, Elpais,…


2014 – Master-class of Harald Menk, photo editor of Stern magazine (Istanbul, Turkey)
2014 – Master-class of Micha Bruinvels, contest coordinators of WPP (Tehran, Iran)
2014 – Video workshop of Harald Hund, Austrian short film director (Tehran, Iran)
2011 – Degree in Photojournalism (Tehran, Iran)
2008 – Media Ethics workshop of Vahid Salemi, AP photographer (Tehran, Iran)
2008 – Documentary Photography workshop of Newsha Tavakolian, Polaris photographer(Tehran, Iran)
2008 – Multimedia Photojournalism workshop of Javad Montazeri, WPN photographer(Tehran, Iran)
2008 – Storytelling in Photography workshop of Omid Salehi, Focus photographer(Tehran, Iran)

Awards & Exhibitions:
2015 _ + Screening “Everyday Middle East” (Fotoistanbul Festival, Istanbul)
2015 – + Group exhibition “We Are Family” (1st Floor of Eiffel Tower, Paris)
2015 – + Open-Air group exhibition “We Are Family” (Musée du Quai Branly, Paris)
2015 – + Group exhibition “Everyday Middle East” (ETRA – Galleria Studio Tommasi, Florence)
2015 – + Group exhibition “Everyday Middle East” (Gulf Photo Plus Gallery, Dubai)
2014 – + Group exhibition “The Everyday Projects” curated by The Instagram Team (Photoville Festival, New York)
2013 – + Finalist of the Sheed Award, an award for Social Documentary Photography in Iran
2011 – + Group exhibition “Gel Oftaen” (Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran)
2011 – + Runner up for Best Asian & Oceanian Photoblog at Photoblog Awards
2010 – + Runner up for Best Asian & Oceanian Photoblog at Photoblog Awards
2010 – + Group exhibition “Panoramas” (Cafe Prague, Tehran)