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Mina Esfandiari was born in 1985 near Hamburg, Germany. In 2012 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts of Photodesign at University of Applied Sciences Munich. During studies she started working as a photo assistant for commercial and portrait photographers (e.g. Isadora Tast, Hubertus Hamm, Anatol Kotte) and worked in graphic design for a range of clients.

 

She is now a freelance photographer and graphic designer based in Hamburg. Her work centers around portrait, documentary and corporate photography, including commissions from local and international clients. Mina also works on a range of conceptual projects, so far mainly showcasing Iran. In 2019 she began to explore her "German side" with the project "Von B nach B – Begegnungen auf dem Radweg Deutsche Einheit" ("From B to B – Encounters along the Unity Cycle Route").


COMMISSIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Frankfurter Rundschau, Spiegel Online, Tagesspiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hochschule München HM, Deutsche Journalistenschule DJS, Gasteig München GmbH, BMW Classic, Allianz Deutschland AG, Deutsche Knochenmarkspende DKMS, University Witten/Herdecke, Agency Philipp und Keuntje for Telekom, Kaltstart Hamburg, novomind AG, Keil & Keil Literatur-Agentur, Grosse Freiheit 36, we care communications, Echo Klassik, Malik/Piper Verlag, Lonely Planet Traveller/Life Verlag, Pressevertrieb Nord PVN, National Geographic/NG Buchverlag GmbH, Office Club Berlin, SWANS initiative, Greystone Books Canada, Thomas Hengelbrock (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester), Gutenberg University Mainz, Hanna Drechsler Coaching, Kasia Aniela Koziol Coaching, Bruun Christensen Kommunikation, Globetrotter, Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

EXHIBITIONS/PRESENTATIONS

2020 – Von B nach B – Begegnungen auf dem Radweg Deutsche Einheit, book presentation at Frankfurt Bookfair

2020 – Von B nach B – Begegnungen auf dem Radweg Deutsche Einheit, virtual exhibition for BMVI

2018 – Iran – Tausend und ein Widerspruch, book presentations, Germany-wide

2015 – Couchsurfing im Iran, presentation accompanying readings of author Stephan Orth, Germany-wide
2013 – birun – draußen., presentation, G-Feiert Festival, Gasteig München
2012 – neue Zeit – Portraits of singer/songwriter Ania Jools, group exhibition, G-ZEIGT, Gasteig München
2012 – Arbeitstitel: schwarz/ich weiß schwarz, group exhibition, SIEBEN, Gasteig München
2012 – miyaneh – dazwischen., book presentation and lecture, Kulturhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg
2011 – miyaneh – dazwischen., book presentation and lecture, Gasteig München
2011 – miyaneh – dazwischen., group exhibition, Hochschule München
2011 – Best of 25, group exhibition, Gasteig München
2011 – man irani hastam, exhibition, Gasteig München
2011 – Meer, group exhibition, Halle 50, DomagkAteliers München
2009 – Ansichtssache, group exhibition, Regierung von Oberbayern, München

AWARDS

2019 – ITBBuchAward for Iran – Tausend und ein Widerspruch

2012 – Karl-Buchrucker-Award for miyaneh – dazwischen.
2010 – Second Prize, photo contest Natürlich – Sand und Kies, Bayerischer Industrieverband Steine und Erden e.V.
2007 – First Prize, cover photo contest for AStA calendar of University of Hamburg