Hashem Shakeri is an artist, photographer and filmmaker who lives in Tehran. Discovering photography in his adolescence, he began developing his skills through persistent trial and error. In 2010, after many years of being self-taught, he decided to pursue photography professionally. Since 2012 he has been working as a documentary photographer and visual storyteller. He has been working on several long-term personal projects as well commissions from prominent international media. He has received many awards and exhibited internationally including at Rencontres d’Arles, Paris Photo, and Visa pour l’image. His works have been featured in numerous publications worldwide such as The New Yorker, Sunday Times, British Journal of Photography, New York Times, Aperture, Reporters Without Borders, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, National Geographic and many others.