The award winning work of photojournalist and visual artist Mashid Mohadjerin is exhibited internationally and has been published in The New York Times and Lens Blog, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, La Domenica di Repubblica, GlobalPost, de Standaard Magazine, De Volkskrant, BBC online, The Globe & Mail, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), Oxfam, Amnesty Journal, among others.
Mashid received the first prize at World Press Photo 2009 in the category Contemporary Issues, other awards include the International Photography Award and Prix de La Photo. Her work was shown at the Aperture Gallery in New York, at the Wandsworth Museum in London, at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands, FotoLeggendo Festival in Italy, Palm Springs Photo Festival in California, at a traveling IOM exhibition around Central Asia, and most recently at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp.
Her photo essays focus primarily on identity issues and the human condition. She has turned her camera to subjects such as migration, minority groups, and the socially displaced. Mashid’s work has taken her to Central Asia, West Africa, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States.
Mashid received her Master in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy in Antwerp in 2002.