DIGITAL PRINT 2/10 40 X 60 CM 15 X 23 '' 2007




Newsha is a self-taught photographer, who began working as a professional photographer for the Iranian press at the age of 16.

She started at the women's daily newspaper Zan, and later on worked for other nine reformist dailies, which were all banned. At the age of 21, she began working internationally, covering wars, natural disasters, and shooting social documentary stories of Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen.


Autodidacte, Newsha commença à travailler en tant que photographe professionnel pour la presse iranienne à l'âge de 16 ans. Sa carrière débuta avec le quotidien féminin Zan puis l'artiste travailla pour neuf quotidien réformistes, tous censurés depuis. A 21 ans, la photographe commence à travailler à l'internationale, couvrant les guerres, catastrophes naturelles et histoires sociales en Irak, Liban, Syrie, Arabie Saoudite, Pakistan et Yémen.


2016 Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, ND

         LACMA, LA, USA

2015 Saatchi, London, UK

         Chapelle des Beaux - Arts de Paris, France

         East Wing Gallery, Dubaï, UAE


         Boston Museum of Fine Art, USA

         Bildmuseet Contemporary Art, Umea, Sweden

         Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 

         Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, France

2012 Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

         British Museum, London, UK

         Otto Gallery, Florence Italy

         Aaran Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2011 Jakob Church, Oslo, Norway

2010 Kunsthalle Enerxgasse, Vienna, Austria

2009 Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

2008 Cicero Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Awards & Prizes 

2009 Finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

2007 Finalist for the Inge Morath award by Magnum Photo Agency

2006 That same year she was selected as one of the 12 participants of the Joop Swart Masterclass with the World Press Photo

2006 Still Photography Award from the All Roads Film Project by the National Geographic

2003 Pictures of the Year International Competition, Category of magazine feature





International art fairs

2015 Biennale Venice, Italy

2013 Art Paris, Mark Hachem Gallery, France

2012 Paris Photo, France

        International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

        Art Dubaï, UAE

2011 Biennale Poznan, Poland

        Menasart Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

2009 Art Dubai, UAE