Babak Tafreshi

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Babak Tafreshi is an Iranian-American science photographer, communicator, and cinematographer. Since 2007, Tafreshi has directed The World at Night program with a team of leading night sky photographers across nearly 20 countries. The program’s mission to reveal the value of natural dark skies and impact of light pollution was captured through The World at Night, a book authored by Tafreshi and published in multiple languages. Tafreshi uses visual stories, timelapse motion, and virtual reality to create an understandable portal to wonders of Earth and sky. His work is recognized by the 2022 National Geographic Wayfinder Award, the Royal Photography Society Award for Scientific Imaging, and the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award.