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    

Grants / Awards / Mentions                        

2019                    Alexia Student Grant, Shortlist
2019                    BFF Förderpreis, Grant
2020                    VOHH Foto Fest, Finalist
2020                    Bartur Photo Award, Shortlist
2020                    Jugendfotopreis, Winner
2020                    BFF Foerderpreis, Finalist

Exhibitions / Talks                  

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)

Shirin Abedi

Shirin Abedi is a german/iranian photojournalist based in Hanover, Germany.
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