Mani Pirouzbakht, fine art photographer and geophysicist, was born in Tehran, Iran in September 1982. It was about 2009 that he started performing digital photography professionally. Passionate about animals and everything green, he first began with nature; however, as he developed his skills especially in photography compositions, he attracted more to street and artistic photography and this, led him to fine arts.
Mani earned his first Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mining Engineering and graduated from university in 2007. As he was getting more and more interested in photography and his artistic soul was waking up, he attended the Iran’s house of photographers in 2009, and took photography courses. Since then photography has become an un-severable part of his life. In 2016, Mani earned his second Master’s in Geoscience from the Rice University, Houston, Texas. Then, he joined Negah Photo society in 2017 and soon after was recognized for his talents and was offered a supervisory position there.
His first one-man photo exhibition was held in 2012 under the title of “30 Columns” at Tehran, Iran and focused on street photography. This exhibition was followed by another solo exhibition in 2013 at Tucson, Arizona named as “The Green Garden”. In 2014, four of his works were selected and publicly exhibited at the 2014 Art Festival of the Rice University at Houston, Texas. In 2016, one of his photos was chosen in the Artist Portfolio Magazine’s Visual Arts Competition and published in the fifth year anniversary issue. Furthermore, in 2017, three of his artworks were presented in “The First Small Photo Exhibitions" simultaneously at Tehran, Isfahan and Kerman; where he was received the reward and honor of the top presentation of the exhibition, and in addition, another one of his photos was selected for the “Kodak Moments” photo exhibition and exhibited in Usagi Art Gallery at Brooklyn, New York.
Mani is currently working on a book regarding composition in photography, along two ongoing photography projects. The first project is based on fractals in nature and the second one is related to rim lights, silhouettes and conceptual photos. Mani Pirouzbakht lives in Houston, Texas.