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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 Berlin and Hamburg. Her work centers around portrait, travel and artistic photography, including commissions from local and international clients. Mina also works on a range of conceptual projects, so far mainly showcasing Iran.

 

Through curiosty and empathy she creates an introspective documentary by considering the aesthetics of colour, shape and light.

 

Mina is available for assigments worldwide.

 


COMMISSIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Frankfurter Rundschau, Spiegel Online, Tagesspiegel, mhm...!? – München Hochschulmagazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hochschule München HM, Deutsche Journalistenschule DJS, Gasteig München GmbH, BMW Classic, Allianz Deutschland AG, Deutsche Knochenmarkspende DKMS, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Stadt Hamburg – Bezirksamt Mitte, Anke Schaffelhuber Fine Art Photography, Philipp und Keuntje, Telekom, Kaltstart Hamburg, novomind AG, Keil & Keil Literatur-Agentur, KOMMUNIKAT!ION München, 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

EXHIBITIONS/PRESENTATIONS

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

2011 – 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