Majid Saeedi: Photographer


Majid Saeedi is an Iranian documentary photographer. He has photographed the Middle East with a focus on the humanitarian aspect for the past two decades. Majid also takes a special interest in telling the untold stories of social issues and social injustice through his photos. Majid was born and raised in Tehran.

He started photography at the age of sixteen and when he turned eighteen, he went to the Iran/Iraq border to take photos of the refugees.
Majid is currently collaborating with Getty Images, covering Afghanistan and Iran photo reportages. He has managed photography departments of various news agencies in Iran and led numerous key projects for over 15 years.
One of Majid’s interests is to do street photography and portray citizens’ ordinary lives. When Majid is not working, he likes to teach photography to students and mentor young photographers.

Majid has won numerous prominent and prestigious photography awards from around the world. He has received the title of “The Best Photographer of Iran” eight times. His photos have been published in international press such as The Times, Der Spiegel, Life, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Time Magazine and various Middle Eastern publications and online agencies.
Majid has traveled to many countries in the Middle East and photographed the injustice as well as the atrocities. His recent photo story displayed the images of the Afghan people whose lives have been affected by several decades of war in Afghanistan.

Recent Awards:

2014 Lucas Dolega Award
2013 World Press Photo (WPP)
2013 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
2013 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP)
2013 RPS Wall Grant in Japan 2013
2012 R.F. Kennedy Award
2011 Lucie Award
2010 UNICEF Award
2010 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP)
2010 Henri Nannen Award
2009 & 2005 POY Awards

Solo exhibitions of his work have taken place in France, Italy, Japan, USA and Holland. He has also taken part in over 30 group exhibitions around the world.


Past Events

Wed 12th February, 2014

"Life In War" Exhibition: Majid Saeedi [Until March 18th]

"Life In War" Exhibition: Majid Saeedi [Until March 18th]

12th February to 18th March 2014 @ Creative Hinckley

The first ever UK exhibition by the renowned Iranian photo-journalist Majid Saeedi Read More »


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