Nima Taradji Photography



I am an Iranian-American editorial and documentary photographer based in Chicago, Illinois-USA. I quit my job as an attorney a few years ago when I decided to return to photography. I wanted to be a photographer since I was ten years old when I walked around with a plastic camera my dad had given me.

As a documentary photographer my attention is drawn to cultural, social and political aspects of our society and I photograph people and stories I find important and to which I can commit. These are aspects by which we define ourselves and understanding them helps us understand each other. I see my camera, as a tool that gives me access to places and allows me to explore the world and issues that would have otherwise remained a mystery. Photography is and has been a perpetual learning experience.

I was selected as a participant in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXX (2017).

My photos have appeared in:

The Wall Street Journal
Public Radio International - Global Nation
The Washington Post
The New York Times' Lens Blog
Investor's Business Daily
Johns Hopkins Magazine
Crain's Business Journal
Today's Chicago Woman
Zeke Magazine
Corriere Della Serra
French Morning
Photo District News
CBS Chicago
ABC News
Interview Magazine

To inquire about availability and to discuss assignments please contact me directly or through Polaris Images.


Portrait courtesy of Marc Perlish.