Country: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Netherlands-based Iranian documentary photographer Hossein Fardinfard (born 1985) took an unconventional path to his profession. After majoring in cartography, geomorphology, and IT, ultimately he discovered his aptitude for visual storytelling at the age of 30.\r\n\r\nHossein cames to see photography as a means for observing society more intimately, and for knowing himself more deeply in turn. He has thus come to specialize in photography that explores social observation, human rights, and identity.\r\n\r\nIn the second phase of Hossein\'s artistic life -- at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague -- he had the chance to reflect more intently on the meaning and philosophies of photography and the pictorial arts. This experience also equipped him with principles of psychology and sociology that he readily applied to his photographic gaze. \r\n\r\nHe believes we can talk about Human Rights in scientific terms. There should be a point where the hard and soft sciences meet. He tries to connect them and then visualize that point.