About Mitra Samavaki
Mitra (she/her) is an Iranian photographer based in Calgary, Canada. She received her bachelor in Sculpture from Tehran University of Art, and currently she is pursuing her master’s in fine art at the University of Calgary. Her passion for photography was ignited 20 years ago and she worked as a photojournalist with several Iranian news agencies, newspapers, and magazines for more than seven years. She has always been fascinated by how art can affect social life and change things for the better. For her, photography is not just the art of catching a moment; it is portraying the extraordinary in ordinary things; she intends to take photos to establish a dialogue with the addressee and raise a question. She believes that art would be one of the best tools for shaping a social wave, changing lives, and expressing concerns. AWARDS & HONORS May 2022 | Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarships Apr 2022 | Artist of the Month Of The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) Apr 2022 | Interview with CKUA: Alberta’s Radio Network Mar 2022 | Candidates of the ASA Scholarships 2022, Calgary AB EXHIBITIONS Apr 2022 | A “HomesickWorld”, Central Library in collaboration with ICAI, Calgary AB Feb 2017 | “Tehran Identity” , Group exhibition of photography, Tehran, Iran Aug 2016 | “Monologu” , Group exhibition of photography, Tehran, Iran