Seifollah Samadian

Seifollah Samadian

Seifollah Samadian, born in 1954, is a cinematographer, photographer and filmmaker. Although his academic background is English language and literature, his major activities have been in the field of photography, cinematography and filmmaking. 

Samadian started photographing since he was fifteen. In addition to winning several awards in photography, he has been awarded the first prize of the World Press Photo Award for Daily Life, capturing the impact of war on children’s games. Moreover, he has been participating in numerous biennales and significant artistic events throughout the world. 

Over and above entering the Iran news agency, taking responsibilities in the unit of photography and establishing the bank of photographs, he started publishing the Tassvir Magazine, as its editor in chief, during 1990s.

He has been instructing photojournalism at the universities of Art, Tehran and Azad. Furthermore, Samadian is the founder and director of Tassvir Film Festival and Tassvir Film Centre, a member of the Tehran’s Art and Experience cinematic group and the co-founder of the photographer’s association of Iran. Seifollah Samadian has been cooperating with Abbas Kiarostami as the cinematographer in ABC Africa, Routes and Five Dedicated to Ozu.

Activities:

  • Photography Instructor at the Universities of Art and Azad 
  • Instructing two courses at the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies 
  • Participating in the Iran’s biennial of photo exhibition continuously, since the first period
  • Cinematography of the ABC Africa directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  • Participating in the World Press Photo Festival in Netherland for Photojournalism (as one of the three invited Asians)
  • Choosing the best photograph in the recent forty years of the world, along with the chief editor of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, Newsweek and National Geographic
  • Participating in best photo selection of the last forty years photographs in cooperation with the editors in chief of Asahi Shimbun, Newsweek and National Geographic publications.

Awards and Honours

  • Romania, 1981 and 1987
  • Inter Press Photo, Syria, 1984
  • Inter Press Photo, Moscow, 1985
  • Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 1987 and 1988
  • Shanghai, China, 1987 and 1988
  • Zagreb, 1988
  • World Press Photo, Netherland 1991
  •  Jury member of several annual and biennial photo exhibitions, Iran
  •  Jury member of the 14th Asia and Pacific photo contest CCU-UNESCO
  • Participating in numerous local and international group exhibitions, in countries such as Romania, Switzerland and France
A Fishing Cooperative lunch Time

Seifollah Samadian (b. 1954) A Fishing Cooperative lunch Time

Signed, 1996 Print on epson hotpress bright paper 70 x 105 cm

A Portrait of Friends

Seifollah Samadian (b. 1954) A Portrait of Friends

Signed, 1989 Print on epson hotpress bright paper 70 x 105 cm

Green Inside

Seifollah Samadian (b. 1954) Green Inside

Signed, 2015 Print on epson hotpress bright paper 105 x 70 cm

Protest against Chemical Weapons in Tehran

Seifollah Samadian (b. 1954) Protest against Chemical Weapons in Tehran

Signed, 1983 Print on epson hotpress bright paper 70 x 105 cm

The White Car

Seifollah Samadian (b. 1954) The White Car

Car Signed, 2013 Print on epson hotpress bright paper 70 x 105 cm

Time Lapse

London Gallery

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 07 September - 30 September

Time Lapse

Los Angeles

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 02 November - 14 November

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

24 October, 2018


CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

22 October, 2018


Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art and Philanthropy combine in a new immersive event in Los Angeles in Art Beyond the Canvas

17 October, 2018


Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Behind the lens of renowned Iranian cinematographers

17 October, 2018


Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Art and Culture group: Mona Khosheghal, the director of CAMA Gallery announced a photo exhibition by filmmakers which presents the artworks of Kamran Shirdel and Abbas Kiarostami at CAMA Gallery in London.

19 September, 2018


Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

‘Photography is the mother of cinema.’ said the late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami once. He should know a thing or two, about a thing or two, for Abbas Kiarostami’s sophisticated artistic legacy was the first the allowed us to truly catch a glimpse into the reality of those living in a country under strict political restrictions.

15 September, 2018


THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Panel discussion at the CAMA Gallery, London

07 September, 2018


Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.

04 September, 2018


London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

TEHRAN – The London branch of CAMA – Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery, will be hosting an exhibition of photos by a number of prestigious Iranian filmmakers during September.

31 August, 2018


Time Lapse Art Map London

Time Lapse Art Map London

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by 7 prestigious Iranian film directors.

31 August, 2018


Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

London branch of Contemporary and Modern Art (CAMA) Gallery is to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by eight respected Iranian cineastes from September 7.

28 August, 2018