EDUCATION
  • Foundry Photojournalism Workshop with Andrea Bruce – Cape Town (2016)
  • HEFAT Training with TYR Solution – Nairobi (2016)
  • Reporting Safely in Crisis Zone, DART Center at Columbia University – New York (2014)
  • FotoVisura editing workshop with Sara Terry – Vermont (2014)
  • Bruce Gildan Masterclass at Look3 Festival – Charlottesville (2012)
  • Eddie Adams Workshop, Team Orange, BarnStorm XXIV – New York (2011)
  • B.F.A. in Photography from School of Image Arts, Ryerson University – Toronto (2011)

    SELECTED AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
  • James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, (2020)
  • Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award, Winner, (2020)
  • Frontline Club Award for Best Photojournalism, London, Shortlisted (2019)
  • TED Senior Fellowship (2019-21)
  • Stern Project Grant - Germany (2018)
  • Fuller Project grantee, 2018 Global Women’s Issues Reporting Team - Afghanistan (2018)
  • IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, Winner, Japan (2017)
  • European Journalism Center (EJC) grantee for "Rebelling And Rebuilding In Afghanistan" (2017)
  • TED Fellowship, TED Conference Vancouver (2016)
  • Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, from Canada (2016)
  • Full scholarship to attend “Foundry Photojournalism Workshop” - South Africa (2016)
  • Chris Hondros Fund Award for Emerging Photographer (2016) 
  • International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) Reporting Fellowship - Congo/Rwanda (2015)
  • Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund, Honorable Mention (2014)
  • Full scholarship to attend "Reporting Safely in Crisis Zone" at Columbia University (2014)
  • FotoVisura full scholarship for editing workshop with Sara Terry (2014)
  • PDN 30 Under 30 (2014)
  • Photocrati Fund, Finalist (2013)
  • FotoVisura Spotlight Grant, Finalist (2013)
  • Hearst 8x10 Biennale winner, New York (2013)
  • Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent, London (2012-2013)
  • Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Ian Parry Scholarship, finalist (2012)
  • The CIS Artist Residency, MIT University, Boston (2012)
  • Look3 Festival Scholarship, to attend the Bruce Gildan Masterclass (2012)
  • Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, from Canada (2012)
  • 66th CPOY, third place in International Picture Story (2011)
  • National Geographic Award, Presented at Eddie Adams Workshop, New York (2011)
  • Eddie Adams Workshop, BarnStorm XXIV (2011)
  • Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, from Canada (2011)
  • Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) Fellowship, New York (2011) 
  • Guernsey Photo Festival Grant (2011)
  • Scotia Bank Scholarship, to attend Magnum Workshop, Toronto (2011))
  • Paul Sample Memorial Award, Toronto (2010)

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • Resilience Trilogy, SpazioReale, Bellinzona (2018)
  • Beyond the Veil, CJFE Gala at Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (2012)
  • Beyond the Veil, Center for International Studies at MIT University, Boston (2012)
  • Your Veil is a Battleground, I.M.A Gallery, Toronto (2012)
  • May god be with you my daughter..., Guernsey Photo Festival (2012)

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • A Persisting Witness, Photoville, New York (2019)
  • Resilience Trilogy, evening screenings at Nuit Blanche, Canada (2017)
  • Single Mothers of Afghanistan, evening screenings at Visa Pour l'image Festival, France (2017)
  • Magenta Flash Forward, traveling exhibition (2016)
  • "Les Ateliers de Couthures" festival, Couthures-sur-Garonne, France (2016)
  • Everyday Middle East, traveling exhibition, Dubai, Florence,Istanbul (2015)
  • Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (2015)
  • Format Festival, QUAD Gallery, London (2014)
  • Hearst 8x10 Biennale, Hearst Building, New York (2013)
  • Le Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants Exhibition, Paris (2013)
  • SlideLuck, FotoWeek DC Festival, Washington DC (2012)
  • Magenta Flash Forward, traveling exhibition (2012)
  • Ian Parry Scholarship Show, Mothers Gallery, London (2012)
  • Bursa Foro Festival, Bursa, Turkey (2012)
  • Maximum Exposure, Thesis Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (2011)
  • Screening at Camera Bar, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (2011)
  • Function Group Show, Steam Whistle Gallery Space, Toronto (2011)
  • Full Frame Group Show, I.M.A. Gallery, Toronto (2010)
  • The Human Subject, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto (2010)

    BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
  • "Colours in Displacement" - Published by NRC/CREART, 2016
  • Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 17, 2016
  • "The Lovers: Afghanistan Romeo and Juliet" by Rod Nordland – Published by Ecco (2016)
  • "Photographers Sketchbook" - Published by Thames & Hudson, 2015
  • Magenta Flash Forward, 10th Year Anniversary, 2014
  • Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 13, 2012
  • Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 12, 2011

Kiana Hayeri

Iranian-Canadian photographer, focusing on migration, identity and sexuality in societies dealing with oppression or conflict.
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