Hossein Fatemi

New York, USA


Iranian, 1980

Hossein began his journey as a photographer covering politics and social events in his native Iran at the age of 17. Between 2006 and 2008 he covered the wars in Lebanon and Georgia respectively and in 2009 he moved to Afghanistan where he documented the American ground operation and the lives of ordinary Afghans in the aftermath of years of constant war.

Over the subsequent trips back to Iran Hossein produced 'An Iranian Journey' and 'Veiled Truths', two controversial and ward-winning projects focusing on youth and female identity.

Hossein's work has been exhibited widely and his travels have taken him to Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, Russia, India, Somalia, Kenya and Bangladesh. He has won a World Press Photo Award for his long-term work on Iran, numerous awards at the China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP), the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the DAYS Japan International Photojournalism Awards.

Hossein currently lives in New York and is covering social, environmental and political issues across the United States.

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The village of Dzoragyugh, which lies around 120 km due east of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, has a history stretching back over 1,000 years.

While living in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2012, Hossein Fatemi documented a nation under the strain of constant conflict and suffering.

Himself a recent immigrant to the United States, Hossein Fatemi explores the complex identities Iranians have carved out for themselves in their adoptive country.

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Motorcycle culture is deeply embedded in the modern American identity.

Since April 2016, thousands of native Americans and their supporters have been converging on a site in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which is supposed to bring fracked crude oil from North Dakota to refineries in Illinois.

It is estimated that there are around 1 million Iranian-Americans living in the United States.

Heading south, past the Salton Sea where farmland turns to dusty towns, following the tyre tracks of trailers and camper vans deep into the parched desert, a landscape of shabby vehicles that have taken root in the ground emerges.

The death in custody of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black man, has once again inflamed tensions between America’s police forces and its African-American communities.

Millions of Americans see the right to own, keep and bear arms as a fundamental entitlement of being a citizen of the United States.

Iran is a country of great natural beauty and countless cultural treasures, yet it has existed in relative isolation since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

After experiencing a huge economic slump and registering the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US History, Detroit is getting back on its feet, with artists and innovators taking over derelict properties and building new communities.

With an official population of over 15 million and one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, Dhaka is a teeming megacity interspersed with hundreds of slums that spring up on ever tiny piece of available land.

Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world – a consequence of four decades of invasions and civil wars – with an estimated 10 million mines nationwide.

A visual retrospective of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidential career.

After decades of civil war and one of the worst famines in living memory, Somalia is cautiously taking tentative steps toward rebuilding a broken country.