About Mitra Samavaki
Mitra (she/her) is an Iranian photographer based in Calgary, Canada. She received her bachelor's in Sculpture from the Tehran University of Art, and currently, she is pursuing her MFA at the University of Calgary. She has experienced a wide range of photography, such as editorial, documentary, commercial and fine art. She also worked as a photojournalist with several Iranian news agencies, newspapers, and magazines for more than seven years. Relying on her experience as an immigrant, her artworks engage with concepts of immigration, in-betweenness, and displacement. 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.


MFA in Photography | 2023
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

BFA in Sculpture | 2013
Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran


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