I was born in Iran, grew up in France, and then moved to the United States where I attended college in Texas. After graduation I moved to California and now reside in Chicago, Illinois. When I retired as an attorney, I decided to pick up photography again. I wanted to be a photographer since I was a kid and was walking around with a plastic camera my dad had given me. Now, as a documentary photographer I pay particular attention to the cultural, social and political landscape of our society and photograph people and stories I find important. I see my camera as a tool that gives me a way to go places and to explore the world and issues that would have otherwise remained a mystery to me. Photography is a perpetual learning experience.
My photographs have been published in various national and international magazines and periodicals including:
Public Radio International - Global Nation
The Washington Post
The New York Times' Lens Blog
Investor's Business Daily
Crain's Business Journal
Today's Chicago Woman
Corriere Della Serra
Photo District News
To inquire about availability and to discuss assignments please contact me directly or through Polaris Images.
Photo courtesy of Marc Perlish.