Ramin Hashempour is an acclaimed award winning photographer, focusing on fine art, humanitarian and documentary photography. As a fine art photographer, he tries to bring new perspectives to visual expressions of culture, exploring the dynamic between diverse people, lifestyles, and communities. As a humanitarian artist, Ramin takes images that highlight the human suffering, and sustainable development, as well as the devastating impact of armed conflict, poverty, environmental issues, child abuse, landmines and human trafficking. Ramin developed his skills through academic degrees in photography, film, media and communication from Ryerson University in Canada. He began his career as a studio and modeling photographer, also working on film crews for Toronto-based film production companies. But Ramin quickly focused his career on social documentaries and photojournalism, working as a freelancer for different media outlets. As his interest in international affairs and humanitarian work grew, Ramin also studied a master’s in Global Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He also started working with various humanitarian and non-governmental organizations in different countries, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nepal, Myanmar, Egypt, Cambodia, Jordan, Nigeria, Syria, both as a photographer and as an aid-worker.
His photographs have been published across a variety of media platforms, including the BBC, ICRC websites, the Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and the World Bank Annual Report 2013.
2018 – ‘’Longing’’ Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) Gold Winner Editorial War and Conflict
2018 – ‘’The Shades of Nigerian Tango’’ Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) Honorable Mention
2016 – ‘’Longing’’ International Photography Awards (IPA) 2nd place Winner Editorial War and Conflict
2016 – ‘’Father & Son’’ Hamdan Bin Rashed International Photography Awards , Finalist and Photo of the Day
2015 – ‘’Childhood’’ I SHOT IT Photo Contest by Leica Winner of Mark of Excellence
2014 – ‘’Colors of War’’ International Photography Awards (IPA) 3rd place Winner, War and Conflict