■ Biography

I am Enayat Asadi, I was born in Iran.
In 2009 I started photography self-taught.
In 2011, I decided to travel to Afghanistan and covered the events of the war in Afghanistan.
My concentration in photography is on social problems, violence, violation of human rights, poverty, injustice, and social discrimination.
I dedicated my life to documenting Middle Eastern people and their lives. From 2017 to 2019, following the aftermath of the Afghanistan war, I began photograph
Afghan immigrants and covering issues of illegal immigrants.
From 2019 to now, I have started working on a project about the forgetfulness. This subject is so important to me because it eliminates the possibility of distorting and redefining the event and keeps the events alive in the public mind.

■ Awards

2017- Selective in the Native & Everyday Projects Mentorship Program in the Native Agency GRANTS and AWARDS
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 Leica Oskar Barnack Award
2019- Finalist of Photography 4 Humanity Award
2019- Winner of 1st place the conflict of the Direct Look photo contest
2019- Winner of 2nd place single in LensCulture Black and White Photography Award
2020- Winner of 2nd place series in LensCulture Exposure Award
2020- One of the winners of the May 2020 Allard Prize Photography Competition.
2020- Accepted to part of the 32st edition of the International Festival of Photojournalism “Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan“ in screening show.

Enayat Asadi