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Babak Salari (born March 21, 1959) is Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer, based in Montreal, educated at Concordia University and Dawson College and specialized in black and white documentary photography.
Born in Shiraz, Iran, Salari's interest in photography began as a teenager in his native Iran where he contributed to various publications. Salari has been documenting the life of common people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Israel, Mexico, Cuba, Bulgaria. He has received many awards, including a Gold Addy from the American Ad Federation in 2004 for his work Locating Afghanistan.
Four of his projects has been published by publishing house Janet 45:
- Traumas and Miracles: Portraits of Northwestern Bulgaria(2010, in collaboration with Diana Ivanova)
- My Street: Cuban Stories (2010, in collaboration with Diana Ivanova)
- Remembering the People of Afghanistan (2009)
- Faces, Bodies, Personas: Tracing Cuban Stories (2008).
- My Street l Cuban Stories, p. 145
- Salari's webpage
- Salari's books
- My Street project page
- New bent on the Cuban revolution, an interview in Hour magazine
- Glimpses of queer Cuba, review in Montreal Mirror
- A conversation with Babak Salari in Slightly Lucid, a visual arts and photography blog
- The Traumas & the Miracles of Babak Salari - videointerview before the opening of Salari's exhibition "Traumas and Miracles: The Portraits of Northwestern Bulgaria", October 13-25th, 2011
- In black and white, interview for the Bulgarian magazine Programata
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