Editorial & Documentary Photography
Shishmaref: A Native American Struggle
Delia - A Transgender Female
Red Hot Annie
Cuba's In Motion
God Child of Xochimilco
Hasankeyf: History Flooded
Living in Gorelovka
Claire De Lune
Bajito y Suavecito
Bud Billiken Parade
Pilsen Celebrates The Fourth
Oceti Sakowin Camp
No Justice/No Peace
Guns in Schools
We're Home Already
Road to Mayhem
Brave Ordinary Things
Black & White
Print Sale - Nudes
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Interview With Flash Pack - Lucha Libre
"Lucha Libre is very much a working-class tradition and its elaborate storylines depict a blue-collar struggle for justice. In real life, that justice is often non-existent; in the fantastical world of the ring in Mexico , it happens on a regular basis." Click on the link to read on... https://www.flashpack.com/us/solo/travel/mexico-lucha-libre-wrestling/
Sep 14, 2022
Weekend At The Farm
This past weekend I spent the time in Cynthiana, Kentucky where I joined fellow @argo_collective member @jeffswensen at @boydsstation. I also got to meet genuine folks whom I hope to meet again and spend more time. @farmernick79 and @mywoodland11 and their awesome son. Thanks for making me feel so welcome and at home. You all are great hosts! . . . Here are some random photos from Cynthiana....
Sep 1, 2022
Mom In Metro
Mom In Metro Mom going up on an escalator in Paris' Metro. Paris, France - 2022
May 14, 2022
Peerspace: 12 Best Editorial Photographers in Chicago - Peerspace
So this happened...! As a major midwestern metropolis, Chicago is the place to be if you are looking to collaborate with an editorial photographer! Whether that's for View on peerspace.com ↗
Feb 26, 2022
Revisiting Oceti Camp
On February 2017, the law enforcement in riot gear and automatic weapons entered the Oceti Sakowin Camp and forced all resident to leave and arrested a number of persons. The Oceti Sakowin Camp was cleared and closed. As they exited, the tribes engaged in ritual burning of their tippies and tents and whatever they could not take with them. I re-visited the site of the protest camp in North...
Feb 17, 2022
Protestors For & Against Kyle Rittenhouse
November 18, 2021- Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States: Protestors both in support and against Kyle Rittenhouse appeared on the steps of Kenosha Courthouse on the second day of the jury deliberation following the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse who is accused of having murdered two protestors and injured one during a Black Lives Matter protests last year in Kenosha. (Nima Taradji/Polaris) . . ....
Nov 19, 2021
Mar 18, 2021
God Child of Xochimilco at VISA
You may now view the series named God Child of Xochimilco which was projected at this years VISA Pour L;Image festival at Perpignan. Click on the link below to watch the projection: VISA 2020 PROJECTION 01 LUNDI
Mar 15, 2021
Projection at VISA: God Child of Xochimilco
I am excited to see the work I did in Mexico on my God Child of Xochimilco project will be projected at Visa Pour l'Image-Perpignan festival. God Child Of Xochimilco is a story about a 430 years old representation of Baby Jesus. You may see the project on my website here: https://www.nimataradji.com/ninopa-xochimilco Festival International du Photojournalisme Festival...
Aug 25, 2020
Chicago Protests Police Brutality
June 5, 2020- Chicago, Illinois, United States: Continuing their protest against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, several hundred Chicagoan participated in a peaceful march. George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department while handcuffed and in their custody. Video shows Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis PD kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while the...
Jun 6, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Chicago Joins Minneapolis Protesting George Floyd's Death
May 30-31, 2020- Chicago, Illinois, United States: Thousands of Chicagoans joined Minneapolis in their protest against the killing of George Floyd. George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department while handcuffed and in their custody. Video shows Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis PD kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while the latter was in handcuff and laying on the...
Jun 1, 2020
Updated Portrait Page
Finnaly got a bit of time to update my Environmental Portrait page with some of my latest work. Nima Taradji Editorial and Documentary Photography, Environmental Portaits by Nima Taradji
Jan 19, 2019
Pilsen Celebrates 4th of July
July 4, 2019 - Chicago, Illinois, United States: Fourth of July celebration in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Pilsen neighborhood has been a port of entry for immigrants for the past 150 years: first for Eastern Europeans before becoming a Latino and Mexican-American neighborhood. It is located on the near Westside of Chicago and is very youthful, vibrant and culturally diverse. (Nima...
Jul 5, 2019
Open Illinois Protest In Chicago
May 1, 2020- Chicago, Illinois, United States: About 100-150 persons, a lot of them coming from the Chicago suburbs, answered the call to protest by a group called Freedom Movement USA and gathered at the Illinois State Building (Thompson Center) in downtown Chicago and demanded that Governor JB Pritzker remove his stay at home order covering the State of Illinois. The groups claims that...
May 2, 2020
Sometime in the 16th Century, a tradition took root in Mexico in the form of an image representing NiñoDios or Child Jesus. This image took various forms and various names, but oldest and most venerated is found in the Mexico City southern borough of Xochimilco. The Child Jesus of Xochimilco, Niñopa or Niñopan, was created some 430 years ago in the San Bernardino Monastery....
Feb 3, 2020
Revisiting Delia: A Transgender Female
Four years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage across the United States. While that was certainly a great step forward in the fight against discrimination, it was not enough to prevent it in the day to day professional lives where a person who is gay may still be fired for being gay. Today, the SCOTUS will hear several cases stemming from the question about...
Oct 8, 2019
On Assignment for Madame Figaro Magazine
Writer Lisa Vignoli and I went to a multitude of places in Chicago where art and culture were served ans Lisa wrote about it for Madame Figaro Magazine and my pictures went along with it... Galeries indépendantes, musées et foires internationales, Chicago, la conscience de l’art La grande métropole du lac Michigan connaît un bouillonnement...
Sep 23, 2019
New Project Coming UP: Hasankeyf
July 2019- Hasankeyf, Turkey: Hasankeyf is a 12,000 year old village on the banks of Tigris River in Southeastern Turkey near the Syrian and Iraqi borders. It has survived Persians, Romans, Ottomans, and the modern era and is one of 80 or so villages that will now succumb to Turkeys growing need for electricity and power which will be provided to some extent by the now finished Ilisu Dam....
Sep 19, 2019
On Assignment for Pew Charitable Trust
Thanks to Louisa Barnes and The Pew Charitable Trusts for their confidence in me for the photography along with a story written by Steve Hendrix of Washington Post. The story illustrates the fact that there are more similarities than difference between people living in the cities, suburbs and farmlands. A multi-day assignment in various locations in Wisconsin. Trust Magazine | Three...
Aug 5, 2019
Congressman Elijah Cummings - RIP
During the Baltimore Uprising resulting from the killing of the 25 year old Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D) representing the 7th District was present on the scene every night at curfew time inviting the protestors to comply and go home and avoid any conflict with the police. Elijah E. Cummings, died earlier today Thursday October 17, 2019 in Baltimore of...
Oct 17, 2019
New Project: Living in Gorelovka
Third project I worked on during the Summer of 2019 was about Gorelovka, Georgia. Life in Gorelovka, a small village in southern Georgia about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Armenian border, is not easy. Not during the winter which lasts about seven months, nor during the rest of the year when the focus is preparing for winter. In July, however, Gorelovka is picturesque as great lush plains...
Dec 7, 2019
Holiday Print Sale - From The Nudes Archive
I finally got around to create a sale from my archive of nude photography-mainly from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s. Some of these images were last on display as 20 x 24 silver gelatin prints at a show in a cooperative art gallery I co-founded in Los Angeles, California. Before embarking on my law school journey, I gave away all the prints to one of my co-workers. She got my entire portfolio of...
Dec 7, 2019
Shishmaref's Struggle With Climate Change
Andrew Ningealook, 26 years old and a life long resident of Shishmaref, breaks the ice before laying his fishing net under the ice. Shishmaref, Alaska-2015 Shishmaref is a remote village of about 600 people located 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and it sits atop rapidly melting permafrost because of climate change. As the water temperatures have increased the time span the Chukchi Sea...
Jun 3, 2017
New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska
The cemetery in Shishmaref, Alaska. I am in Shishmaref, Alaska working on a photo project about the people who are affected by climate change in this village of about 500 people.Â
Dec 10, 2015
New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska
A bear skin hangs on the wall next to tusks from a walrus in a Shishmaref, Alaska resident's home. Life on this barrier island is in jeopardy due to rising waters and the melting of permafrost. - New Project.
Dec 13, 2015
Delia - A Transgender Female on CNN Photo
Thanks to Brett Roegiers , Natalie Yubas and Jamie Gumbrecht t of CNN Digital for doing a great job on the article about Delia. Much appreciated. http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/15/health/cnnphotos-delia/index.html
Sep 18, 2015
Red Hot Annie Project - Ongoing
Moment before Burlesque dancer Red Hot Annie prepares to get on stage.
Oct 12, 2015
Delia - A Transgender Female in ZEKE Magazine
Love and humbled to see two of my images from the Delia-A Transgender Female in the current issue of ZEKE Magazine alongside some great photographers. The digital issue is free but the printing of the magazine is amazingly awesome-worth a look! ( http://socialdocumentary.net/cms/ZEKE )
Nov 4, 2015
In Shishmaref, Alaska on a new project about the effects of climate change on this little village of 500 residents.
Dec 9, 2015
New Project - Shishmaref, Alaska
Only a few homes in Shishmaref, Alaska have plumbing. To get drinking water, Fred breaks chunks of ice from the nearby village's fresh water reservoir to take home. New Project.
Dec 13, 2015
New Project - Havana, Cuba
At Laura Alonso Dance Academy - Havana, Cuba-2016
Feb 10, 2016
Shishmaref, Alaska Project in New York Times' Lens Blog
Very pround and honored to see my photo project about people of Shishmaref, Alaska who are directly affected by climate change in New York Times' Lens Blog. Thanks to Rena Silverman for the great article and James Estrin for choosing my project for publication. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/nima-taradji-alaska-climate-ice
Mar 6, 2016
Delia - A Transgender Female Series on ViewFind
Happy to see my series on Delia, a transgender female, was selected by ViewFind for publication. http://viewfind.com/story/delia-a-transgender-female
May 3, 2016
Selected by Elizabeth Krist as One of Ten Photographers - Visura Instagram Open Call 2016
Visura Instagram Open Call 2016:Â Honored to be one of the ten selected photographers byÂ Elizabeth Krist - National Geographic Senior Photo Editor. National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Cheng Krist, selected 10 photographers from the 2016 Visura Instagram Open Call: Solmaz Daryani, Anna Boyiazis, Jorge Santiago, Sara Swaty, Furkan Temir, Arthur Nazaryan, Hector...
May 4, 2016
A Modest victory at the Sacred Stone Camp
An 86-year-old Sioux grandmother joined the Sacred Stone Camp and their attempt to provide protection of the Human Rights to clean water. The Federal Court ruled against the Native Americans request for a TRO- but the Obama Administration handed what amounts to a victory by halting all work on the Pipeline on Federal Land.
Sep 12, 2016
Elder Welcomes New Arrivals
A Native American elder at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannonball, ND, welcomes new arrivals to the Camp.
Sep 13, 2016
The Chicago Cubs Win 2016 World Series
A Chicago Cubs fan flies the "W" perched on top of the traffic light in front of the Wrigley Field as the Cubs were on their way to win the 2016 World Series. #cubs #worldseries #worldserieschamps #chicagocubs #baseball
Nov 3, 2016
Donald Trump... President.
At Donald Trump rally in Westfield, Indiana - July 12, 2016
Nov 9, 2016
Sacred Stone Camp project on Viewfind
See the story here:Â http://viewfind.com/story/the-cam-of-the-sacred-stones
Nov 14, 2016
Chicago Protests Against Donald Trump on Information
See the story here:Â https://www.information.dk/debat/2016/11/trumponomics-minder
Nov 14, 2016
Thanksgiving Confrontation at the Sacred Stone Camp
Sacred Stone Camp, November 24, 2016 - On the Thanksgiving day, the law enforcement which is now comprised of the National Guard, the State Police, local police and the Federal Police destroyed a bridge the campers had built connecting their camp to the Turtle Island which is considered sacred ground. Once alerted of that fact, the Protectors converged on the site and rebuilt the...
Nov 28, 2016
Cold Feelings At the Standing Rock - Washington Post
Dec 6, 2016
Quick Trip to Mexico City
At the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), Mexico City, Mexico - 2017
Feb 11, 2017
Via Crucis in Pilsen
Rodolfo Flores portrays Jesus and carries a cross during the 40th annual Via Crucis in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. #viacrucis #goodfriday #stationsofthecross #pilsenchicago #pilsen #providenceofgod
Apr 14, 2017
Sherwood Park, Chicago, IL
Kids playing basketball and Sherwood Park, Chicago, IL - 2016
Apr 17, 2017
Marty Ellbank who ran the Boston Marathon in 1996 owns Marty's barbershop in Clarksdale, MS. May 2017 - Clarksdale, MS. #clarksdale #clarksdalems #barbershop #mississippi #southernexposure (view on Instagram http://ift.tt/2qYBsKy )
May 10, 2017
Moving the Lady
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico - 2017 #ladyofguadalupe #senioradeguadalupe #mexicocity #ciudaddemexico #christianity #religion #church
May 11, 2017
At the Rockit Barbershop. Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago, IL-2017 - https://www.instagram.com/p/BUHi7NPDuTO/ #pilsen#pilsenchicago#barbershop#chicago#illinois#latino
May 15, 2017
My Fair Lady: Red Hot Annie
Outtake from the project: My Fair Lady: Red Hot Annie. See the full project here: http://ift.tt/2qkqLAu @redhotannie @vaudezilla #burlesque #chicago #vaudeville #theatre http://ift.tt/2qQaF55
May 24, 2017
Cuba's In Motion - OUttake
An outtake from series on Cuba: Kids playing a friendly but fierce match of soccer. From "Cuba's In Motion" series-2016 Havana, Cuba. See the series here.
May 29, 2017
Shishmaref's Struggle With Climate Change - 2
Ryan Ningealook, 4, looks on while his two brothers sleep on the floor in the only room in their small home in Shishmaref, Alaska. http://ift.tt/2rqonfl Shishmaref is a remote village of about 600 people located 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and it sits atop rapidly melting permafrost because of climate change. As the water temperatures have increased the time span the Chukchi Sea...
Jun 4, 2017
Interview with PRI on Lucha Libre
I was honored to be interviewed by PRI's Global Nation about the work I am doing with Lucha Libre - the Mexican style of wrestling - which I have been working on since last year. The matches are quite something to see--if you ever get an opportunity to attend one (which happens every Sunday in Villa Park) you should. You will not regret it! Thanks to Angilee Shah and Luis Marentes for...
Jun 26, 2017
In The Periphery - The Grateful Dead Concert
I was more interested in the folks going to the concert than the concert itself... Some images taken around the Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs) where the Grateful Dead played on July 1, 2017.
Jul 2, 2017
Becaboo M. Ornelas and two children do promotional work for The Brothers Car Club of Elgin, Illinois during the Slow & Low: Chicago Lowrider Festival . August 6, 2017. Lowrider culture began in the desert somewhere. Whether it started in the actual desert shared by El Paso, Texas and New Mexico, or whether it emerged from the socioeconomic desert along Whittier Boulevard, that's still up...
Aug 9, 2017
For Sale at the Bud Billiken Parade
A man offers for sale a framed Art Print entitled 'Freedom Riders' by artist Kolongi Brathwaite which depicts leaders including President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, Tupac Shakur, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Coretta King, Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, Huey Newton, Nelson Mandella, Bob Marley and Muhammad Ali riding horses together, at the Bud Billiken...
Aug 17, 2017
Solar Eclipse 2017
Moments before the Totality is reached. A crowed of about 14,000 gathered in the Saluki Stadium at the Southern Illinois University Campus in Carbondale, Illinois to view the Solar Eclipse. Carbondale is in the total solar eclipse path that stretched across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration a few miles south of the City. This region in southern Illinois is...
Aug 23, 2017
It's Almost Here...
I am counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds until my flight to New York and then the bus ride to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop... XXX!!!
Oct 2, 2017
La Photo Du Lundi in 6Mois Magazine
Go here: http://www.6mois.fr/Lowriders?lang=fr
Nov 27, 2017
For VEJA Magazine Brazil
Adeus Ã s armas Professor Benjamin Lessing diz que Estado e autoridades policiais deveriam deixar claro que certo nível de narcotráfico pode ser tolerado, mas sem violÃªncia
Dec 18, 2017
Second Line with The Perfect Gentlemen Social Club
January 7, 2018- New Orleans, LA - Member of the Perfect Gentlemen Social & Pleasure Club, Rapper T. Lyons, rests at a stop along the Second Line route. January 7th marked the start of the Parade Season which lead to the Mardi Gras Parade on February 13, 2018. Second line is a quintessential New Orleans tradition. It is a brass band parade where the main section is comprised of the...
Jan 11, 2018
Women's March - Chicago 2018
January 20, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois, United States: An estimated crowd in excess of 300,000 Chicagoans marched in downtown Chicago commemorating the first anniversary of the Women's March. The organizers who have dubbed this year's march the March to the Polls hope to galvanize women to vote for progressive causes. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeL71aonbFm/
Jan 20, 2018
Neela Montgomery, Crate & Barrel's CEO, For The Wall Street Journal
Crate & Barrel's CEO, Neela Montgomery, photographed on location for The Wall Street Journal. Why Crate and Barrel's CEO Isn't Worried About Amazon Three years ago, Crate and Barrel had little social-media presence, but it now has more than one million Instagram followers and produces more digital content than photographs.
Mar 21, 2018
March For Our Lives
March 24, 2018- March For Our Lives, Chicago, Illinois.
Mar 25, 2018
Nima Taradji Editorial and Documentary Photography, Crucified Via Crucis or The Living Stations of the Cross is the re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. It has taken place for the past four decades in the...
Mar 26, 2018
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
Nima Taradji Editorial and Documentary Photography, Lost Paradise "This people has attained riches without usury, and all the honours that can be awarded to slavery without intrigue. But they have long occupied,...
Apr 24, 2018
Guns in Schools
In the spring of 2018, I along with writer Alan Cassidy on assignment for Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger , entered Sidney High School, expecting to meet a bunch of Yosemite Sam looking, gun-slinging, trigger-happy yahoos intent on shooting anything that moves. Much to my surprise, I met a group of people, whose logical and methodical approach to gun violence made me, perhaps not a...
Aug 1, 2018
Publication in L'Express Magazine
Web version here: https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/monde/amerique-nord/barack-obama-face-a-la-fronde-des-noirs-de-chicago_2033079.html#c7havTcYxQt0BKvb.01
Sep 22, 2018
Mentioned in PDN Magazine
I recently got rid of all my old film era equipment which allowed me to get enough money to pay for a new flash - the ProFoto A1. But, I still have the Minolta flashmeter in my bag! Hooked on the Classics: Vintage Gear Photographers Can't Part With We spoke with several photographers to learn about the...
Oct 10, 2018
Second Amendment Supporters in Madison, WI
January 12, 2019 - Madison, Wisconsin: Anthony Dunsel from the United Patriots holds his rifle while deliberately walking through the counter protestors during the "We The People" rally. We The People rally brought together about two dozen armed individuals from various locals who wanted to display and exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. "The government...
Jan 21, 2019
"Street Photography" Workshop
I am having my third edition of a two-day workshop on the weekend of February 23 and 24th, 2019. As before, it will be at the Richard Stromberg Chicago Photography Classes and there is a limit of 12 students. The last two times I had this workshop we sold out both times and so those interested should move rather quickly to sign up!! Street Photography Workshop - Chicago Photography...
Jan 21, 2019
Portrait Session for Der Spiegel
I photographed the Iraqi Refugee Hazim Avdal. He is sponsored by George and Amal Clooney and is studying at the University of Chicago. For Der Spiegel Magazine, January 2019. "George und Amal Clooney gaben mir den Glauben an die Menschlichkeit zurück" Der Jeside Hazim Avdal verlor beim Einmarsch des...
Feb 23, 2019
Notre Dame De Paris Burned
I see Notre Dame is on fire and roof has allegedly collapsed. I visited it back in the 80s and took this picture--which is a cliche but it is one I like most. Paris, France - Circa 1985. Zorki IV, Tri-x 400.
Apr 18, 2019
New Project Coming UP!
April 2019 - Mexico City, Mexico. An outtake from my upcoming new project about religion and culture in Mexico City. Watch this space!! #mexicocity #mexico #xochimilco #documentry #documentaryphotography #travel #travelphoto #photography #peoplephotography
Jun 18, 2019
New Story: God Child of Xochimilco
Xochimilco, the southern borough of Mexico City, is home to a 430-year-old image of Child Jesus (or NiñoDios) called Niñopa or Niñopan. Each year a family is given the honor of housing and caring for the NiñoDios. On February 2 of each year the community of Xochimilco celebrates as Niñopa transitions to his new home for the year. ...
Aug 3, 2019
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