Hossein Fatemi (photographer)

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Hossein Fatemi
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Hossein Fatemi (Photojournalist)
Iran , Ardabil
ResidenceNew York, United States
Years active1997 - present
EmployerPanos Pictures

Hossein Fatemi (born 1980, Ardabil, Iran) is an Iranian photojournalist. He received the 2nd place World Press Photo Award in 2017,[1] and the Picture of the Year International (POYi) in 2016[2] and 2014[3] in two categories. He is member of Panos Pictures since 2010.[4]


Hossein began his journey as a photojournalist 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.[5]

Hossein's work has been exhibited widely and his travels have taken him around the world including: Pakistan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Russia, India, Somalia, Kenya and Bangladesh. He has won a World Press Photo Award[1] for his long-term work on Iran, numerous awards at the China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP),[6] the Pictures of the Year International (POYi)[7] and the DAYS Japan International Photojournalism Awards.[7]

He currently lives in New York covering human rights, social, environmental and political issues.[8][9] His photographs have been published in numerous national and international journals including Newsweek, New York Times, Time, The Guardian, and Washington Post. The documentary " Exposed" is in production by Hassan Khademi covering his life story as an Iranian photojournalist.[10]




  • Fatemi, Hossein. "The Iranians Who Can't (or Won't) Go Home Again". Foreign Policy.
  • Fatemi, Hossein. "Photo Series: Americans and Their Firearms". Spiegel Online Germany.
  • Fatemi, Hossein. "Opinion | Veiled Truths". New York Times.
  • Fatemi, Hossein. "Jeunesses iraniennes, jeunesses interdites". Slate.fr.
  • Fatemi, Hossein. "What you need to know before traveling to Armenia". Explore Parts Unknown.
  • Fatemi, Hossein. "In The Mud For Love • PRIVATE - photographers and writers". PRIVATE - photographers and writers.


  1. ^ a b "An Iranian Journey". World Press Photo. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  2. ^ "Winner | World Understanding Award". poyi.org. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  3. ^ "Award of Excellence | Science & Natural History Picture Story". poyi.org. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  4. ^ Fatemi, Hossein. "Panos Pictures".
  5. ^ McCann, Matt. "Youth in Iran: Inside and Out". Lens Blog. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  6. ^ a b "My Gun and I(1)". www.chipp.cn. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  7. ^ a b "Hossein Fatemi (Panos Pictures) | DAYS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS". www.daysjapan.net. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  8. ^ Biography, Fatemi. "Panos Pictures".
  9. ^ Fatemi, Hossein. "Bio".
  10. ^ "Resent News – Hassan Khademi". www.hassankhademi.com. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  11. ^ "An Iranian Journey". World Press Photo. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  12. ^ "Winner | World Understanding Award". poyi.org. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  13. ^ "FotoEvidence | Documenting Social Injustice". fotoevidence.com. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  14. ^ "Third Place | Portrait Series". poyi.org. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  15. ^ "Award of Excellence | Science & Natural History Picture Story". poyi.org. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  16. ^ LensCulture, Hossein Fatemi |. "Veiled Truths - Photographs and text byHossein Fatemi | LensCulture". LensCulture. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  17. ^ "Hossein Fatemi (Panos Pictures) | DAYS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS". www.daysjapan.net. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  18. ^ "Art of Photography Show". www.artofphotographyshow.com. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  19. ^ "Hossein Fatemi, Iran" (in German). Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  20. ^ "Teheran: Awakening world awards - The Eye of Photography Magazine". The Eye of Photography Magazine. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  21. ^ http://www.panos.co.uk/blog/?p=5069
  22. ^ a b "国际新闻摄影比赛(华赛)". www.chipp.cn.
  23. ^ Fatemi, Hossein. "Panos Pictures". Panos.co.uk.