Nader Davoodi

Nader Davoodi
Nader Davoodi was born in 1963 in Herat, Afghanistan. He studied archeology and art history for BA and MA respectively. He is an award winning Iranian photojournalist and is the first Iranian sport photographer to cover the FIFA World Cup (USA 1994). He is a Founding Member of the Iranian Photojournalists Association (1998) and one of the first that has created an all-English photo blog on Iran (July, 2005). He is the publisher of Tamashagaran Weekly (1992-2002).
The artist has participated in 'The World Viewed' group project in IGREG ART STUDIO.

  • 1999, M.A. in Communication from Allameh University of Tehran
  • 1989, Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology & History of Art – Tehran University
  • 1988, Certificate of Programming in the COBOL language – IMI
  • 1988, Certificated for Introduction to Computer & Principles & Fundamentals of Programming-IMI

  • 1998, China 8th International Photographic Art Exhibition
  • 1998, Iranian University Students Film & Photo Festival
  • 1996, Iranian Photojournalism Contest
  • 1996, Iranian Photo Exhibition (International‑Biennial of Tehran)
  • 1995, Fotojokes Exhibition of Gabrovo ‑ Bulgaria

  • 2001, Regards Persans; Iran, Une Revolution Photographique. Paris, Fondation EDF
  • 2000, Repackaging Space; Group Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Artists in Seyhoun
  • 1996, General Exhibition in Barg Gallery
  • 1996, New York’s Time Out in Laleh Gallery – Daily Life in New York City
  • 1996, Paradise, the Lost  in Seyhoun Gallery
  • 1996, Sport Images in Orromieh, Khoy & Mahabad Cities
  • 1995, New York Graffities in Seyhoun Art Gallery
  • 1995, Sport Images along with a Group of Photographers in IPC
  • 1994, General Exhibition in Iran Photographers Centre

  • 2004, Silver Medal from the Sport Festival of Photography
  • 1997, Honourable Mention from Omiya City Humour Photo Contest in Japan
  • 1997, Golden Medal for the 58th International Photographic Salon of Japan (Asahi Shimbon)
  • 1997, Nominee for the Best Spot News Photo of the 4th Iranian Press Festival
  • 1997, Nominee for the Best Artistic Photo of the 4th Iranian Press Festival
  • 1997, Nominee for the Best Sport Report of the 4th Iranian Press Festival
  • 1996, Second Place in the “Picture of the Month” Contest at the Agfa Surfer’s Online
  • 1996, Honourable Mention for the Best Photo Essay in the 1st Iranian Photojournalism
  • 1996, Third Place in the “Picture of the Month” Contest at the Agfa Surfer’s Online Gallery 1996           Golden Medal for the 57th International Photographic Salon of Japan (Asahi Shimbon)
  • 1996, Honourable Mention for the Third Iranian Sports Photo Contest
  • 1996, Third Place in the Environmental Section of 13th Festival of Youth Cinema
  • 1996, First Place in Sports Photo Section of the 3rd Iranian Press Festival
  • 1996, First Place for the Best Sport Reportage of the 3rd Iranian Press Festival
  • 1996, Second Place for the Best Title of the 3rd Iranian Press Festival
  • 1995, Golden Medal for the 56th International Photographic Salon of Japan (Asahi Shimbon)
  • 1995, First Place in Sports Photo Section of the 2nd Iranian Press Festival
  • 1995, Nominee for the Best International Report of the 2nd Iranian Press Festival
  • 1995, Golden Medal for the 3rd International Photo Festival of the Child & Young Adult
  • 1995, First Place in the 2nd Iranian Sports Photo Contest
  • 1995, Honourable Mention for the Friendship Section of the 12th Festival of Youth Cinema

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