The story of my iPhone Afghan woman snapshot.
Check the article here
My short documentary "Shadegan" won the IDFA Award for best children's documentary in International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2020. Watch award ceremony.
Watch the film.
My first documentary short film "Shadegan" is part of official selection for Kids and Docs competition at International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2020 IDFA. You can watch it from 16 nov to 06 dec at their website or in person at cinemas in Amsterdam.
"Shadegan" is also part of official selection for DOC NYC and New Orleans Film Festival in November too. Shadegan was part of Media Library at Visions du Reel in April 2020.
Watch the trailer here
A short movie about my mobile phone street photography by ARTE France.
Director : Nathalie MASDURAUD and Valérie URREA
Find the article here.
The visible effects of climate change in Iran published in Time Lightbox
Honored that my photo essay about climate change published in The New Yorker.
One of my photos was among best photos of 2016 selected by Pulitzer Center photo editors.
Ako Salemi is the winner of the 2016 Persephone Miel Fellowship.
See my phone photo essay about Iran Nuclear deal in The New York Times here:
My interview with Time Lightbox about mobile street photography in Tehran.
See the complete interview here.
The Getty Images Instagram grant was founded to reward photographers documenting stories from under-represented communities around the world. I received honorable mention of first Getty Images Instagram Grant 2015.
See The Guardian report about it and check out winners and honorable mentions photos here.
A story about daily life in Iran beyond the headlines.
See complete story here.
One of my photos wins 3rd place of Mobile Phone Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. You can see winners and shortlisted here.
See full story here.