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 is available for challenging assignments. He is best to be reached via e-mail.


List of Exhibitions (Selection):

2018 Germany – Touring Exhibition – Series “Deutsche Zustände” as part of Rückblende, German Award for Political Photography
2016 Berlin – Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Rebordering Europe (solo)
2016 Munich – Galerie Guardini – Iran: Generation Post-Revolution (solo)
2016 Munich – Gasteig – Iran: Generation Post-Revolution (solo)
2016 Hanover – GAF, Galerie für Fotografie – Rebordering Europe
2016 Tehran – Iranian Artists’ Forum – Dublin’s Death
2013 Newport – Cedars, At the Valley’s End
2013 Newport – University of South Wales, NP20 – At the Valley’s End
2012 Tehran – Iranian Artists’ Forum – Varzaqan Earthquake
2012 Munich – GG-Forum, Prospectives (solo)
2012 Tehran – Imam Ali Museum, Finalist “World Awakening Award”
2012 Frankfurt – DZ Bank Schaufenster, Finalist “Fremde Heimat”
2011 Hannover – Galerie Zufall und Glück, Istanbul in Between
2011 London – Getty Images Gallery, Finalist Ian Parry Award
2011 Perpignan – Visa Off, Street Photography
2011 Tblisi – Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award – Best Reportage
2010 Berlin – Niedersächsiche Landesvertretung, Nach neuem Trachten (4. Europäischer Monat der Fotografie)
2009 Munich – Bayerischer Landtag, Pressefoto Bayern