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.
Click here for a brief overview of Hossein Fatemi's work.
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.