Farzam Saleh

He was born in Tehran in 1979 and embarked on his photography career in 2008. With over 15 years of experience, he has become a highly regarded photojournalist and documentary photographer. Based in Tehran, Iran, he has had the privilege of capturing significant moments at various global events, particularly in the realm of sports, where he specializes in storytelling through his lens. His work focuses on shedding light on untold sports narratives that often go unnoticed by mainstream media.

Over the years, Farzam has been an active participant in major international events, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Paralympic Games in Rio, Olympic Games for University Students in Taipei and Goungzhou, FIFA World Cup in Moscow, and the World Handball Championship in Qatar. Through his keen eye and technical expertise, he has successfully documented the behind-the-scenes moments and the emotional essence of these sporting spectacles.

Farzam's dedication and talent have been widely recognized in the photography community. In 2019, he secured the third position in the Sony Photography Competition and was honored with the prestigious Photography Award from the Norwegian Museum. These accolades further validate his ability to capture the essence of human determination and showcase the resilience and achievements of athletes through his captivating images.

With a focus on visual storytelling, Farzam's photography transcends the boundaries of sports and delves into the lives and aspirations of athletes. He aims to bring lesser-known sports stories to the forefront, using his artistic vision to captivate audiences and provide a fresh perspective on the world of sports.

Farzam's extensive experience as a news and documentary photographer, coupled with his passion for authentic storytelling, makes him a valuable asset in the field of visual journalism. His work not only captures the thrill of athletic competitions but also unravels the untold stories of dedication, triumph, and human spirit that lie within the world of sports.
He is one of the co-founders of Podium Photos.

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