Maryam Firuzi is a multimedia artist who works and lives in Tehran. Though her academic education was in Cinema (B.A) and Film Study (M.A), graduating from the Art University in Tehran in 2016, her field of artwork is not confined to filmmaking. She also works as a freelance art photographer and fine artist who likes to examine and experience the medium in which she is working. During her studies in cinema, she recognized the vast fields of art involved, and decided not just to dedicate herself to one area, but tried to combine the conventions of each. Her last solo exhibition, “Reading for Tehran Streets”, is a combination of storytelling, poetry, and staged photography with social and cultural allusions in the form of staged photography; this collection of photography won the Alfred Fried Peace Award in September 2018. Her Master’s thesis, which was selected as the best thesis of the year, 2015.