DATE OF BIRTH: 01/01/1981

NATIONALITY: Iraqi / Kurdish 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Kurdish, English, Farsi and Arabic.

CAREER SKILLS: Photographer, Producer, Cameraman, Editor, Sculptor.


2008- 2009 graduate in the photography institute/ London

2009- 2010 Reporter for Al Arabiya Channel

2008- 2010 I work photography for Reuters

2007- 2009 I work for World News Network

2001- 2004 I Teaches art and sculptor for children in Kurdistan save children organization.


I have worked for and published my photos in these newspapers; channel TV, magazines, agencies and websites:

New York Times, Reuters, The Guardian Newspaper, National Geographic, Human Rights Watch, Bloomberg magazine, Chicago Tribune, Al-Sharql Awsat, World Press photo Magazine, BBC, The Washington Post, Le Xpress, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, World News Network, UNHCR, USA Today, Outdoor Exploration, Informations, Verlag, UNDP, Yahoo News, Zuma Press, Polaris images, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), The national newspaper, Suomen Kuvalehti, Financial Times, Sipa Press, Jeune afrique magazine and Al Arabiya channel etc.


2014 New Museum, New York. USA.

2014 Limerick City Gallery of Art Ireland UK.

2014 South London Gallery UK.

2014 National Museum of Bahrain. Manama Bahrain.

2014 Art Exchange University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester Essex


2013 Herbert Art Gallery & Museum UK.

2013 Welcome to Iraq, The Official Pavilion of Iraq at La Biennale di

Venezia 2013 is commissioned by Ruya Foundation.

2012 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore.

2012 Herbert Art gallery& Museum, Coventry. UK.

2011 Musée du Quai Branly. Paris- France. 

2011 Photo Exhibition at the Chicago Photography Center- USA.

2011 Iraqi& American Reconciliation Project. USA.

2011 Auckland Festival of Photography. New Zealand.

2010 International Orange Photo Festival. Chain

2010 In the framework of São Paulo,Contemporary Art-Pole,organized by The São Paulo 29th Biennial in the Brazilian Jewish Cultural Center. Brazil.

2010 Contemporary Art Iraq ArtRole Exhibition in Manchester UK.

2009 Solo Art Solo Heart Festival Nottingham New Art Exchange. UK.

2009 ArtRol Festival Iraqi-Kurdistan.

2009 Couleurs Cactus Et Le Reel Iraqi Film Festival in Marseille- France.

2009 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Australia.

2009 The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan-Visa pour l"ImageX France.

2009 Reel Festival - Bongo Club Edinburgh, UK.

2009 World Photography Masters Cup America.

2009 New York Photo Festival America.

2009 World Press Photo Festival Netherlands.

2009 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris France.

2009 Zamwa Gallery Exhibition Slemanya, Iraqi-Kurdistan.

2008 World Press Photo Festival Netherlands.

2008 National Geography All Roda Young Photography Festival USA.

2006 Caroun Photo Club, First Annual Photography Exhibition Tehran & Iran.

2005 Baghdad Iraqi Memory Organisation Gallery in Green Zone Iraq.

Award/ Qualification:

2014- Laura Cumming: The 10 best artworks of 2014 the Guardian.

2010- Selected for Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo.

2008- Selected for Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo.

2008- Winner, First Award, VOA

2008- Selected for photography master cup, international color award.