Kaveh is an independent documentary photographer with a focus on in-depth reportage and editorial portrait photography whilst valuing journalistic integrity and honesty in approach to subjects. He has studied Communication Design in Hannover, Germany and Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales.
Kaveh’s work has been published and/or distributed by various credible news organisations such as AFP, Aftenposten, Berliner Zeitung, 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.
Presently he works on commissions and pursues personal documentary projects with an anthropological 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.
Apart from 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. His 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. His main areas of journalistic research have so far been the Middle and Near East, Migration, European Union and Resistance Culture. He is best to be reached via e-mail.