Iranian photographer Kiana Hayeri is a regular contributor to the New York Times and a Senior TED fellow. She’s created work for Harper’s Magazine, the Washington Post, Le Monde and Monocle Magazine (to name a few), been exhibited around the world, and received numerous national and international awards. Kiana spoke to journalist and broadcaster Kamin Mohammadi about her project investigating the paradoxes of life in Iran, through the lens of youth and family. Her talent for beautifully exploring tensions in different parts of the world serves to humanize communities and stories that may otherwise go misunderstood and unknown. Kiana is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, covering the region.
“Most stories that I take on, or long-term personal projects somehow feed a curiosity about things that keep me up at night. I use my camera as a tool and as an excuse to find answers to those questions.”