Newsha Tavakolian


Newsha Tavakolian is a self-taught photojournalist and documentary photographer, currently based in Tehran and working with Magnum Photos.

She began working professionally for the Iranian press at the age of 16 and has since covered regional conflicts, natural disasters and created social documentary projects.

Tavakolian’s work is in the private collections of international institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.

She was the fifth laureate of the 2014 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award and the principle laureate of the 2015 Prince Claus Award.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest
Joop Swart Masterclass 2017
Joop Swart Masterclass 2006

Newsha Tavakolian on Social Media:
Instagram: @newshatavakolian
Twitter: @Newshaphoto

Newsha Tavakolian

Image credit: Frank van Beek