The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
About Danial Khodaie
Danial Khodaie was born in 1991, three years after the Iran-Iraq war ended in the Ahvaz city of Iran. the city of Ahvaz is the capital of Khouzestan province, Located close to the Iraq border and was heavily affected by the war. Danial grew up surrounded by the after-effects and consequences of this war. Through these experiences, he was inspired to explore and try to understand contemporary human lives, the environment and their bilateral impacts.
Due to the oppressive security conditions in his hometown, he got arrested a couple of times while taking photos in the streets -he tried to make his photography more justified. In 2013, he joined the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) as a photojournalist. The decision that changed everything for him. After that, being a photojournalist gained him access to places that he didn’t even know and didn’t have permission to enter before. Each new place was like a piece of the puzzle.
In 2015, he has decided to quit his university-studies in chemical engineering to pursue his main interest as a photographer.