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Ashkan Shabani

Ashkan Shabani is a self-educated photographer and visual storyteller based in Turkey. As a teenager he started photography by taking family pictures. In 2016, he started working as a photographer for a local news agency called DiyarMirza which led him to work with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) in 2017. Since then he has covered stories such as the Iran presidential election, the Kermanshah earthquake, the 2018 and 2019 floods in Iran for ISNA. Over the years, his focus shifted away from journalistic photography to documentary photography. As a photographer, he explores social questions and human rights, especially LGBTQ+ rights in the Middle East region. He is represented by Redux Pictures Agency and is a member of Native Agency.