Tirdad Aghakhani, an accomplished photographer and visual artist based in SF/NYC, is celebrated for his ability to capture the essence of the human experience in his unique style. His work often features ordinary people, artists, and fashion, and is informed by a distinct artistic and poetic vision. Nurtured by his mother from a young age, Tirdad’s passion for art blossomed. He concurrently pursued a degree in graphic design and discovered his love for photography. After assuming the role of director at one of Iran’s largest photography studios in 2006, he later moved to Turkey in 2012, where he served as a post-production manager for a professional commercial photography studio until 2015. Continuing his creative journey, he embarked on an ongoing project photographing portraits of refugees, resulting in a series titled “Torang” (Pheasant), which was later featured in a 2017 exhibition in Los Angeles. Tirdad furthered his education by obtaining a Master of Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University, graduating in 2020. His exceptional photographs have garnered multiple awards and have been showcased in prestigious photo festivals and various magazines, including Vogue. In 2021, he was honored as one of the USA’s top ten fashion photographers. Tirdad’s relentless pursuit of new experiences has honed his skills and produced a body of work that is truly unique. Additionally, he has received numerous awards and accolades, and his work has been exhibited in esteemed venues worldwide.