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Nima Vahdani is an independent documentary photographer. He was born on 21st May 1991, Rasht, Iran. Nima has started professional documentary photography since 2011. He has photographed in Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan.

Presently he works on personal documentary projects with an anthropological focus and spending most of his time taking photos of Gilan province folks (North of Iran).
In addition to documentary photography, Nima is performing advertising photography and videography for private customers and compnanies in his studio too (37 Studio) .

ACADEMIC EDUCATION
2010-2015 Associate of Electrical Engineering technology from University Of Lahijan, Iran.

EDUCATION COURCES
2019 Documentary Filmmaking Workshop with Hassan Khademi. Van, Turkey
2018 Storytelling Masterclass with Hossein Fatemi. Yerevan, Armenia
2014 Portrait Photography and Studio Lighting Course, Mah e Mehr Institute, Tehran, Iran.
2013 Film-Taking Course, Soroush Multimedia Corporation, Rasht, Iran.
2013 Advanced Photography Course, Young Journalists Club (YJC), Rasht, Iran.
2013 Film Photography And Film Developing Course, Young Journalists Club (YJC), Rasht, Iran.
2013 Introductory Photography Course, Young Journalists Club (YJC), Rasht, Iran.
2012 Advanced Course Of ‘Adobe Photoshop’ from Tehran Technical Complex. Rasht, Iran.

EXPERIENCE
2019 – Present:
Founder and owner of a professional photography and film studio; 37 Studio, Rasht, Iran.
2018-2021:
Teaching Basic Photography Course – Studio Lighting Course – Product Photography Course at 37 Studio, Rasht, Iran.
2019:
Teaching Basic Photography Course in Khatam ol-Anbia digital complex, Ministry of Culture, Rasht, Iran.


HONOR AND AWARDS
2020
Ag Talent 2020, Ag Galerie in Tehran, Iran
2019
Siena International Photo Awards 2019 (Italy) Finalist
2017
FIAP Gold Medal (travel section) in Histogram international Digital circuit 2017 (India)
PSA Gold Medal (travel section) in Histogram international Digital circuit 2017 (India)
ICS Gold Medal (photojournalism section) in 2nd EXHIBITION DESIRE 2017 (Serbia)
FIAP Gold Medal (photojournalism section) in S-kadar International Photography exhibition 2017  (Montenegro)
FIAP Blue Ribbon (monochrome section) in S-kadar International Photography exhibition 2017 (Montenegro)
GPU Ribbon (travel section) in 2nd EXHIBITION DESIRE 2017 (Serbia)
Salon HM (Woman section) in FKNS Winter 2017 For 2 photos ( Look in Belgium – Despondent in Hong Kong )
Selected Work (Finalist) in XLV TROFEO GIPUZKOA INTERNACIONAL 2017 (Spain)
Nominee in “Gilan-Gardi” Contest 2017 جشنواره عکس گیلانگردی
2015
Finalist in II XATIVA´S INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2015 (Italy)

EXHIBITIONS
2019 Group exhibition at Guilan Multifunctional Arts-Cultural instute of IMAGE
2017 “Along the look” Group exhibition at Marlik gallery in Rasht, Iran
2013 “Ashoura” Group exhibition at Khaneh farhang-o-honar Gilan in Rasht, Iran
2013 Young Journalists Club (YJC) Group exhibition at Marlik gallery in Rasht, Iran

BOOK
2017 Along the look (exhibition book)

INTERVIEW
2017 Interview with Hamshahri newspaper
2017 Interview with Gilanmosavar.com

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Capture One, Photo Mechanic, Microsoft Office, ICDL