Hashem Shakeri was born in Tehran, Iran in 1988. He studied architecture in TAFE (New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission of Australia) and also participated in the Photography Foundation Program at the same university. He began practicing photography in 2007 and started a professional career in documentary photography in 2010. Since then he has been working as a freelance on arrange of commissions and private projects in Iran, Turkey, Korea Malaysia and France.
His main concern in documentary photography is to explore human relations and social justice. Through his photography, he tries to depict the lost identity of the modern man/woman.
Hashem Shakeri has been working as a photojournalist for various Iranian news agencies and newspapers since 2008. He has taken part in 50 national and international festivals and has won more than ten awards. Among them are “Commended Award” in the 2015 Ian Parry Scholarship, the winner of the 2016 edition Lucas Dolega Award and the winner of POY's World Understanding Award 2017-the 74th annual Pictures of the Year International competition.
His works have been published in numerous publications around the world and he has been a member of the Iranian Photographers Society since 2010.
He has also had experience in making feature films and documentaries.