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Omid V.


2018 – Present
Freelance Photojournalist, Montreal, Canada
Volunteer Experience
• Company NameLa Fondation Les Jeux D'Espoir/The Games for Hope Foundation
• I was a member of the photography team of The Games for Hope Foundation for one of their events on June 15th, 2019. The Games for Hope Foundation was created to raise funds and awareness for children’s charities using a dynamic event. They have sporting events like soccer, ice hockey, ball hockey, basketball and volleyball.
• 2013 – 2018
• Photojournalist, Fars News agency, Tehran, Iran
• Taken photos of various local, national and international events.
• Attended professional workshops on photography and editing.
• Traveled to other countries for photography missions, namely Austria for E3+3 negotiations.
• Taken photo of the year (2017) for the photo from terrorist attack to parliament.
• The photo from terrorist attack to parliament was chosen the photo of the day in various journals (The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and etc.)
• Sport picture of the day for The Guardian in 2015, “before joy turns to pain”.
2010 – 2013
Photojournalist, Mehr News Agency, Tehran, Iran
• Taken photos of various local and national happenings.

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More about Omid V....

What do you love about your job?

I love photography because you can change the world only with one picture.Also there are photos that let you remember golden time.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

News,Sport , portrait ,event.
I really love sport action photography and I try to took golden time in all major.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

• 2nd place and Special prize "For humanitarian photography" by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest .
• Bronze medal PX3 2018 Competition in Press/General news professional (2018)
• Reuters Picture of the Year: Conflict (2017)
• Iran Press Photographer of the Year ‏Award (2017)
• Appreciation of his photo story of E3+3 in multimedia section of Image of the Year Awards (2017)
• The winner of the under 25-year-olds section in Image of the Year Festival (sports photography) (2015)
• Second Place in the under 25-year-olds section in Image of the Year Festival (news photography) (2015)
• The winner of first and third prize in “Sarv Ta Resane” competition (2010)
Appreciation of his work in the professional section of “Train Travel” competition (2008)

A fun fact about this photographer

I studied mining engineering for four years
But I abandoned it because of my interest in photography.

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