Parisa Azadi is an Iranian-Canadian freelance documentary photographer based between Iran and Dubai. Her work focuses on social issues, gender, and identity.
Parisa has worked extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and USA covering social and cultural issues. She lived and worked in Uganda for a year focusing on gender and contemporary issues. Parisa was a 2015 Artist in Residence at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York City under the direction of Mike Kamber. In 2017, she was selected to participate in the New York Times Portfolio Review and the Angkor Workshop in Cambodia. In 2018, Parisa was selected as the recipient of the Kooshk Artist in Residence program in partnership with Pathshala Institute in Bangladesh.
Parisa has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Casa Vogue, Associated Press, BBC, Glamour, Christian Science Monitor and Washington Times. Other clients include Malala Fund, Sesame Workshop, International Rescue Committee, Northwestern University in Qatar, East Wing Gallery, Gulf Photo Plus, and Raising Voices in Uganda.
Parisa is fluent in Farsi, English and intermediate level in Arabic. She is available for assignments and commissions in the Middle East and worldwide.