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Babak Kanaani Born 1987 in Tehran, Iran

Education

2014 Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Azad university, Semnan
2010 Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Sadra Institute of Higher Education, Tehran

Work Experience

2019 Curator of Iran: in Parallel Stories exhibition, White Space gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2018 Juror of Instagram contest On Rain (in cooperation with Worldwide Tribe and Rain Station)
2008-2018 Photographer (captured portraits of Mazandaran established figures for publication and magazine cover images), Barforoosh magazine
2008-2011 Photographer (captured portraits of movie composers and cinematographers for publication), Cinema Industry monthly

Awards and Honors

2019 Finalist, with one individual work in singles category, Australia Street Photography Festival
2019 Honorably mentioned for 2 works in street photography and portrait categories, 1st
2019 Minimalist Photography Awards
2019 Finalist, with 2 works in mobile photography category, Italy Street Photography Festival
2018 Honorable diploma and cash prize, 3 exhibited works in street photography genre, 16th Image of the Year Festival
2018 Finalist, with one work exhibited and published, 1st Documentary Photography Festival
2018 Finalist, with one documentary photograph exhibited at the festival exhibition in Nov.2018/ at The Craft and Folk Art museum of Los Angeles in May 2019/ at Irvine’s Viewpoint gallery of California University in Nov. 2019, Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video contest
2018 Honorable Mention and cash prize, inclusion in the festival exhibition with 2 works of street photography genre, 4th Angel Awards (theme: emergency siren)
2017 Honorable Mention and cash prize, mobile photography category, 15th Image of the Year Festival
2017 Runner up place, Honorable Mention and cash prize, 2nd Iran Khodro Festival of Arts (photography section)

Exhibitions

2019 Group photo exhibition as a postcard, London
2019 Australia Street Photography Festival, exhibition of finalist photos, Sydney
2019 Italy Street Photography Festival, exhibition of finalist photos, Rome
2019 11th Doorbin.net Top Photos of the Year (one street photograph), Niavaran cultural center, Tehran, Iran
2019 Iran: in Parallel Stories, group exhibition (one street photograph), White Space gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2018 16th Image of the Year Festival exhibition (2 printed and 3 multi-media works), Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran
2018 Among People, group exhibition (3 street photographs), Farhang gallery, Qom, Iran
2018 PROXY, group exhibition (one fine art documentary photograph), Lian gallery, Dusseldorf
2018 10th Doorbin.net Top Photos of the Year (one street photograph), Imam Ali cultural museum, Tehran, Iran
2018 228, group exhibition (one social documentary photograph plus inclusion in the book), Silk Road gallery, Tehran
2018 Close Narrative, group exhibition (one social documentary photograph), Booshehr,Iran
2017 “Prospect” group exhibition of mobilography (3 street photographs), Baharestan gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Contemporary Man, group exhibition (3 street photographs), Isfehan, Iran
2017 15th Image of the Year Festival exhibition (2 mobile photographs of Street photography genre), Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran
2017 1st Qazvin Photo Auction (one street photograph), Mehr o Mah gallery, Qazvin, Iran
2017 6th City Theatre Festival exhibition, Tehran, Iran
2017 Ax-Negasht, group exhibition (one social documentary photograph plus inclusion in the book), Tehran, Iran
2017 Close Narrative, group exhibition (one social documentary photograph), Tabriz, Iran
2017 Close Narrative, group exhibition (one social documentary photograph), Rasht, Iran
2017 9th Doorbin.net group exhibition (one street photograph), Tehran, Iran
2017 Tehran by Smartphone, group exhibition (2 street photographs), Paris, France

Published Works in Photography Books and Magazines

2019 Publish photo series with the name “A long The Colorless Streets” on “eyeshotstreetphotography” website, Italy
2019 Publish two photos on the “fisheyemagazine “ website, France
2018 Publish a photo on the “noicemagazine “ website, Bluffton, South Carolina ,USA
2018 One street photograph, Metropolis photo book, SRL 1415 publication, Rome, Italy
2018 One street photograph, Qab-e-Negah photo book, Herman publication, Isfehan, Iran
2018 Nine street photographs plus interviews, Retro Kolkata web magazine on photography, India
2017 Publish photo series on “latterly” website which named “Iran’s election leaves a paper trail” , Bangkok, Thailand
2017 publish photo series on “Latterly” website which named “We find each other” Bangkok, Thailand
2017 Seven street photographs plus interviews, Efsyn newspaper, Greece
2017 One street photograph, Best 2017 photo book, SRL 1415 publication, Rome, Italy
2015 A set of portraits of Mazandaran established figures ( 11 works) plus an article entitled “Mythology of Woods and Water Land, Hamshahri Javan magazine 545

Workshops

2019 Street Photowalk, Kolkata Carnival Season 3, Kolkata, India
2019 Street Photography, University of Applied Sciences and Arts 48, Tehran, IRAN
2019 Street Photography via mobilegraphy, Farhang gallery, Qom, Iran