Parisa Aazadi

Iran

Parisa Aazadi is an Iranian-Canadian visual journalist and artist with a keen interest in history and conflict, memory and displacement. For the past decade, she has worked extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Canada. She has reported politically sensitive issues such as missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Uganda, and religious extremism in South Asia. Since 2015, she has been working in the Middle East, examining the nuanced dynamics of communities living in the aftermath of political violence. She earned the Chris Hondros Fund Award (Eddie Adams Workshop, 2019) and a Women Photograph Emergency Fund grant (2020). Her work has also been recognized by the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent. Parisa‚Äôs photographs have been published by The NYT, The Guardian, Vogue, Associated Press, Annabelle Magazine, Malala Fund, International Rescue Committee, among others.