Parisa Azadi is a Canadian visual journalist and artist with a keen interest in history and conflict, memory and displacement. She is currently based in Tehran, Iran and available for assignments and commissions in the Middle East and worldwide.
Parisa earned the Chris Hondros Fund Award (Eddie Adams Workshop, 2019) and a Women Photograph Emergency Fund grant (2020). Her work has also been recognized by the World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program and been nominated for the Magnum Counter Histories Initiative, the Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, and the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass. Her photographs have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, Associated Press, Annabelle Magazine, Malala Fund, International Rescue Committee, among others. Parisa is fluent in Persian and English. She is HEFAT certified by VICE Media and Control Risk.
For the past decade, Parisa has worked extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Canada. She has reported politically sensitive issues such as 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 war.