"Rounding and prowling in the maze-like alleys of history, I keep my eyes wide open, to observe accurately and to record right"
Babak Bordbar, born in 1984 in Iran, has started his professional career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer. A self-taught photographer, Bordbar began working professionally in the Iranian press in 2003. He has dedicated himself to documenting the social life of societies in Post Iran-Iraq war.
At the age of 24, he covered the 2009 uprising in Iran; which were published in international newspapers. Consequently, in 2010 he has been arrested and sentenced to prison.
In 2012 he journeyed through Iraqi Kurdistan, photographed the life of Peshmergas, the military forces of the autonomous Kurdistan Region in Iraq.
Now he is based in Paris and over years his practice has shifted from photojournalism to photography as art.
2018 “camps and mountains”, general gallery ,Paris, France
2014 "Exode", Club Ulysse, Lille, France
2014 "the Eastern Piece", Central Gallery, Nottingham, England
2012 "I just know my home from world geography",
Twenty Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 "the workers", Cafe Mania Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 "Ah! Those Seconds", Shiveh Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2006 "Descent", Vessal Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2011 "in this silence our truth is concealed", Vessal Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2009 "30 Years of Documentary Iranian Photography", Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
2007 "Gavmish-Abad", Vessal Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
And more than 50 other exhibitions