Parisa Azadi is a Canadian visual journalist and storyteller with a keen interest in history and conflict, memory and displacement. She is based between Tehran, Iran and Dubai, UAE. She is available for assignments and commissions worldwide. She is HEFAT certified by VICE Media and Control Risk and is bilingual in English and Persian.

Parisa has worked extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Canada. She has reported politically sensitive issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Uganda, and religious extremism in South Asia. Since 2015, Parisa has been working in the Middle East, examining the nuanced dynamics of communities living in the aftermath of political violence.

In 2023, Parisa was selected as the 'Ones to Watch' by the British Journal of Photography. She was also awarded the Magnum Foundation Mobility Grant and selected for the South Asia Incubator Program. Parisa’s work has been presented in group and solo exhibitions across Europe and her work has been recognized by the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program. Parisa earned the Chris Hondros Fund Award (Eddie Adams Workshop, 2019) and a Women Photograph Emergency Fund grant (2020). Parisa was short listed for the Magnum Counter Histories Initiative, the Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship and the PH Museum Women Photographers Grant and nominated for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

Her photographs have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, Associated Press, Courrier International, Annabelle Magazine, Malala Fund, International Rescue Committee, among others.