Nima Taradji Photography



“The beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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 that which I wanted to do 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 issues I find important to me. I see my camera as a tool that gives me an excuse to go places, see people and to explore the world and learn about people, issues and places with which I am unfamilar. I view photography as a learning experience, with seemingly, no end in sight.

My photographs have been published in various national and international magazines and periodicals including:

The Washington Post
The New York Times' Lens Blog
Investor's Business Daily
Crain's Business Journal
Today's Chicago Woman
Zeke Magazine
Corriere Della Serra
French Morning
Photo District News
CBS Chicago
Interview Magazine 

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


  • - "Cold Feelings At The Standing Rock" - The Washington Post
  • - "Standng For Standing Rock" - In Sight - The Washington Post
  • - "Protesctors Not Protestots" on Vewfind
  • - Interview with StreetPX-Episode 5 StreetPX-Episode5
  • - Selected work in Instagram Open Call 2016 curated by Elizabeth Krist
      Senior Photo Editor at the National Geographic  
  • - "Delia-A Transgender Female" Series on ViewFind 
  • - Shishmaref: A Native American Struggle in New York Times' Lens Blog 
  • - Shishmaref: A Native American Struggle in Corriere Della Sera 
  • - "Delia-A Transgender Female" Series on CNN Photo-Interview 
  • - "Delia-A Transgender Female" Series on L'Oeil De La Photographie 
  • - "No Justice - No peace" Series featured on LensCulture 
  • - Selected works in The Darkroom Gallery juried show: "Semblance"  
  • - Interview with Vieworld Magazine - Issue #12  
  • - "Under The Shadow of BP" on LensCulture 
  • - "Delia-A Transgender Female" on LensCulture 
  • - "Delia-A Transgender Female" on SDN 
  • Picture of the Week in Leica's LFI  
  • - David Carol's:"Five Photographs-No Words"-PDN  
  • - "Vacation Photo Contest" - PDN  
  • - Curator's Choice -  Art Photo Feature 
  • Paris in March - Feature in  
  • FEATURE #73 “THE SENSE OF DISARRAY” in streetphotographerblog  
  • - CNN iReport: Protests in Madison, WI 

Photo courtesy of Marc Perlish.

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