■ Biography

Enayat Asadi is a freelance photographer based in Iran. He born in Bandar Abbas a southern city in Iran. In 2017 he started professional photography self-taught. He pursues long-term projects that are often in search of discovering the fundamental issues of human life and tragedy.
His concentration in photography is on social justice, human rights, and mental issues.
From 2017 to 2019, following the aftermath of the Afghanistan war, he began photographing Afghan immigrants and covering issues of illegal immigrants for his project “Rising From the Ashes of War,” which won him the Word Press Photo Award.
From 2019 to 2020, he worked on his project “Hard Land” about Bakhtiari nomadic women in the Zagros mountains of Iran and imaged their strength and rich culture in front of the violence they suffer in difficult and far from welfare conditions.
This project was supported by the Pulitzer Center.
From 2021 to now, he is working on an ongoing project called “Survivors of Death Row” about people who committed murder and were sentenced to death.
As a photographer, he believes that years of toil and sweat to discover the truths of the ancient world and human spiritual issues will not happen except with his dedication to society.
His opinion about the artist’s duty is to make connections between things by making a bridge from the past to the present moment and then to the still-awaited future through his photographic experience.

■ Awards

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2017- Winner of 2nd place in Istanbul Photo Awards in story news
2018- Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Fellowship
2018- Finalist of the Philip Jones Griffiths Award
2019- Winner of 3rd place of the World Press Photo contest in Contemporary Issues – singles 2019- Finalist of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award
2019- Finalist of the Photography 4 Humanity
2019- Winner of 1st place the conflict of the Direct Look photo contest
2019- Winner of 2nd place single in the LensCulture Black and White Photography Award
2020- Winner of 2nd place series in the LensCulture Exposure Award
2020- One of the winners of the May 2020 Allard Prize Photography Competition.
2020- Accepted to be part of the 32st edition of the International Festival of Photojournalism “Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan“ in a screening show. 2021- Recipient of the Pulitzer Center Grant.
2022- Finalist of the LensCulture Black & White Awards
2023- Finalist of the Cortona On The Move Award
2024- Winner of 1nd place series in the LensCulture Black and White Photography Award
2024- Finalists of the Stern Prize 2024

PUBLICATIONS
2019- Publishing a photo of a project about Afghan refugees called “Rising From the Ashes of War” in the 6Mois Magazine. 2022- Publishing a project about Bakhtiari nomadic women called “Hard Land” in the NPR News.
2022- Publishing the project “Survivors of Death Row” in the Guardian Newspaper.
2023- Publishing the project “Survivors of Death Row” in the Courrier Japon Newspaper.
2023- Publishing the project “Survivors of Death Row” in the Stern Crime magazine.

■ Published Works

2019- Publishing a photo of a project about Afghan refugees called “Rising From the Ashes of War” in the 6Mois Magazine
2022- Publishing a photo collection of Bakhtiari nomadic women called “Hard Land” in the NPR News.
2022- Publishing a project called “Survivors of Death Row” in the Guardian Newspaper.
2023-Publishing a project called “Survivors of Death Row” in the Courrier Japan Newspaper.
Enayat Asadi