He attended IRIB Art School, in Tehran to study graphic design, when he was 15, but he quickly discovered photography and focused his artworks on this medium. Mirzaei’s photos are usually with a huge graphical approach and wise usage of negative space which have been usually considered as minimalist.
In 2006, he did a photo series called Humans, which have been exhibited in 4 solo shows in Iran, Turkey, UAE and Russia as well as in some group exhibitions in Australia and Italy. Michael Kenna has acclaimed this photo series by an essay : Mr. Mirzaei, with reserved sensibility, kindly provides us with an opportunity to quietly reflect and consider the reasons for our existence. It is a worthy subject to ponder, and this is a worthy group of photographs. Mirzaei’s photographs have been also credited by his compatriot photographer Mitra Tabrizian, who admired the surreal quality and the sense of isolation in his works.
In 2008, his photo series Rewind won the first prize of the 3rd photo feast of Tehran’s University of Art.
- Official site
- Mirzaei in Libération
- An array of altered images
- The Exposure Project: Mohammadreza Mirzaei's The Encounters
- Observed Encounters
- Interview with Mohammadreza Mirzaei
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