Born 1996 in Tehran, Shirin migrated to Germany at the age of seven. Since then, she has lived a parallel existence between two cultures. Her interest in Photojournalism grew during her early teenage years and got more visible after she took her first class in photography in 2011.
In 2016 she moved to Tehran for a year to understand her country of origin. She contributed as a freelancer to the BORNA News Agency in Tehran and explored the country with her camera and heart.
Shirin works as a freelance photojournalist since 2018. She is mostly interested in topics around women's issues, identity and everyday heroes and their battles.
since 2014 Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Hannover, DEU
2018 Canon Student Program in Perpignan, FR 2018 Internship as photojournalist at "Weser Kurier" daily newspaper in Bremen, DEU 2019 International Program at Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, DNK
2019 Workshop with Sanne de Wilde at Copenhagen Photo Festival, DNK
2020 “May I Have This Dance?” Helsinki Photo Festival (group - upcoming) 2020 “May I Have This Dance?” Lumix Festival, DEU (group - upcoming) 2020 “May I Have This Dance?” VOHH Fest Chittagong, BGD (group) 2020 Talk at Sonntags-Matinee at World Press Photo Exhibition, Oldenburg, DEU 2019 “Life Exposed” DMJX Student Exhibition at the American University of Cairo, EGY (group) 2019 “Diyar - The home we leave” University Library of Göttingen, DEU (group) 2018 “Diyar - The home we leave” Screening at Photokina in MAKK, Cologne, DEU 2018 “Diyar - The home we leave” Visa Off 2018, Perpignan, FRA (group) 2016 “Charchoub - An Identity Project” Kunst im Quadrat in Hannover, DEU (solo) 2015 “Linden Leben” Faust e.V. in Hannover, DEU (group)