Mojgan Ghanbari was born in Tehran, Iran.Her career in journalism started at the age of 20 with a position at a magazine, where in her day-to-day work, she formed friendships with photojournalists and press photographers. Envying their ability to tell stories using images, she spent very free moment enhancing and enriching her skills using this craft to capture a small piece in someone’s life. That split second became her addiction and gave her the opportunity to express her thoughts and vision using journalistic tools.In 2014 she completed her Masters (with distinction) in photojournalism and documentary photography at London College of Communication.
Most of her projects are deeply rooted in her personal history associated with a continued exploration in the ways herself and other people interact with or are affected by the society. She has spent the last few years documenting her cultural background and present problems Iranian people face.
Mojgan has received numerous awards including the Getty Images grants for editorial photography in 2015, Magnum Photos: Professional Practice in 2015, the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for the academic study in 2014 and Noor-Nikon master class in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and Iran.