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Kiana Hayeri

Kiana Hayeri

Kiana Hayeri (b.1988) grew up in Tehran and migrated to Toronto while she was still a teenager. Faced with the challenges of adapting to a new environment, she took up photography as a way of bridging the gap in language and culture. Her projects often explore complex topics such as migration, adolescence, identity, and sexuality in war-ridden countries. While she has covered the front line and the dramatic events of war on assignments, she stays behind when she can, to capture a different, and alternative narrative of war.

Kiana is a Senior TED fellow, and a regular contributor to The New York Times from Afghanistan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineHarper’s Magazine,Foreign PolicyThe Washington Post, NPR, The Wall Street JournalLe MondeThe Globe, and the Daily Mail, among others.

She is currently based out of Kabul, Afghanistan, covering the region.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Kiana Hayeri

Where Do We Go From Here?

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

When it is the photojournalist’s job to document the world’s news events? What happens when a new, deadly disease spreads across the world and threatens nearly everyone and everything—including the photographer? Chris Hondros Fund posed these two questions to three photojournalists: In 2020, what did you see, and where do we go from here?

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Promises Written On The Ice, Left In The Sun

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6
 archive : 2020

The exhibit is an introduction and tribute to several women in Afghanistan, each of whom has achieved a level of recognition, and has paid a price for breaking from the crowd.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Kiana Hayeri

Sep 212014

The Everyday Movement and the Uphill Battle Against Media Stereotypes

Since the @everydayafrica feed launched on Instagram two years ago, the concept has grown into a global movement of photographers using daily-life imagery to fight stereotypes on a community, city, country, or continent level: from @everydaybronx to @everydayasia, from @everydaylatinamerica to @everydayiran, from @everydayusa to @everydayeasterneurope, and dozens more.

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