Hossein Farahani was born in 1983 in Iran. He studied architecture and landscape architecture and has been working as a professional architect and photographer. He started photography at the age of sixteen. At the present time architectural photography is his major concern. His first serious architectural photography was done for the books Ganjnameh; this project started in 2008 and finished in 2016. The result of this eight year attempt is a great number of photos in 9 volumes of these books. These books are one of the sources of historic architecture of Iran. He has also shot many contemporary buildings for well-known architects. His architectural projects are done with the brand Kav which has been registered in the Intellectual Property Center in 2014. Many of the projects he photographed have won prizes of architecture contests.

His interest in nature, astronomy and anthropology has made him travel through Iran and many other countries. People’s lives of different countries and climates have been the subject of his documentary photography. He has also won many prizes of international and Iranian photography contests.



  • Bachelor of Architecture, Esfahan Art University, 2007

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, 2010.


  • The Art of Building / Finalist / International Award / U.K / 2019

  • Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography 2014 / Gold medal / Best Astronomy (Persian author)

  • Britpart Photography Competition 2016 / First Place

  • Kerman Tourism Photo Festival 2016 / Second Place / Professional Photographers

  • The International Photography Awards 2014 / Honorable Mention / Architecture/ Historic

  • The International Photography Awards 2014 / Honorable Mention / Special / Night Photography

  • The International Photography Awards 2014 / Honorable Mention / Deeper Perspective

  • The International Photography Awards 2014 / Honorable Mention / Special / Night Photography

  • T.W.A.N 2014 (The World At Night) / Honorable Mention


  • Ganjnameh: Cyclopedia of Iranian Islamic Architecture, Kambiz Haji-Qassemi. Publisher: Shahid Beheshti University. (2008-2016)

    • Volume 1: Mansions of Kashan, Second Edition.

    • Volume 2: Mosques of Esfahan, Second Edition.

    • Volume 3: Spiritual buildings of Tehran, Second Edition.

    • Volume 4: Mansions of Esfahan, Second Edition.

    • Volume 5: Theological Schools, Second Edition.

    • Volume 19, 20: Palaces and Gardens, First Edition.

    • Volume 15, 16: Mansions of Iran, First Edition.

  • Intelligent Design using Solar-Climatic Vision, Mojtaba Samimi, Farshad Nasrollahi. Publisher: University Of Berlin. (2014)