"Only Photography allows me look at life differently everyday."

 

Education

 

Combined BA in History and Philosophy in the University of Baghdad 1988-1992

 

Higher Accredited Diploma in Photography organized by the ERAM Crossmedia College and the University of Girona Foundation: Innovation and Training - April 2013

 

Important workshops taken

 

2007 started photography as a hobby, took 2 workshops,

2008 Zack Arias 1 workshop 

          Gulf Photo plus 

2009 Joe McNally workshop

2012 The aesthetics of composition by Michael Freeman

 

Awards and nominations

 

2010-2011: 

Second place in Nikon Photo Competition

 

First place in Iraqi Society for Photography (ISP) 

 

Honorable mention in Photography Masters Cup

 

Several other local awards

 

Work

 

Operation manager for the Union of Arab Photographers from 2010-2013

Member of judging panel for photography competition in Jordan, Amman

Member of judging panel for the Chefchaouen photography competition in Morocco

President of judging panel for the landscape department Union of Arab Photographers

Member of Emirates Photography Society since 2007 

Member of the American FIAP: International Federation of Photographic Art since 2012

Member of the UPI: United Photographers International society 2012

 

Exhibitions

 

Held two solo exhibitions in United Arab Emirates in 2012/2013

Held more than 15 workshops in the basics of digital photography

Participated in many other exhibitions in several countries including: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Oman, Japan, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, United States of America and Germany. 

 

 

Equipment

 

2 Leica M9 body, 4 lenses: 35mm F/2 SUMMICRON, 50mm SUMMILUX, 90mm F/2 SUMMICRON, 21mm SUPER-ELMAR

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