Kaveh is an independent documentary photographer and visual essayist. Starting his career with a practical approach through wire agencies in 2009, he subsequently studied Communication Design in Hannover, Germany and Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales.
Presently he works on commissions and pursues personal documentary projects with a socio-political focus. Besides that he occasionally writes essays and articles, but also gives critical lectures on various aspects of visual communication such as representation, narrative and professional ethics, and educates through workshops.
His photography has been published and/or distributed by various credible news organisations such as AFP, CNN, Der Spiegel, Harper’s Magazine, Helsingin Sanomat, IRIN News, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NRC Handelsblad, Politiken, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Die Tageszeitung among others. He is the author of Rebordering Europe and has also worked on various projects with NGOs. Besides solo exhibitions of his personal documentary projects, Kaveh’s work has been featured in several group exhibitions in Quanzhou, Tehran and Tbilisi as well as in London, Berlin, Hanover and Munich. Kaveh’s journalistic projects have been internationally recognised through industry awards such as China International Press Photo (CHIPP), Kolga Photo and Henri Nannen Award among others.
Kaveh fluently speaks English, Farsi and German, has advanced knowledge in French as well as very basic skills in Arabic and Russian. His main areas of journalistic research have so far been the Middle and Near East, Migration, European Union and Resistance Culture. He currently splits his time between Berlin and Tehran and welcomes challenging commissions. He is best to be reached via e-mail.