About Mitra Samavaki
Mitra (she/her) is an Iranian photographer currently based in Calgary, Canada. With a Bachelor's degree in Sculpture from the Tehran University of Art, Mitra is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the University of Calgary. With over a decade of experience in the field, Mitra's passion for photography has led her to master a wide range of photographic approaches, including editorial, documentary, commercial, and fine art. Her journey began in Iran, where she worked as a photojournalist for various news agencies, newspapers, and magazines. This experience not only honed her technical skills but also instilled in her a deep appreciation for the power of photography to tell impactful and thought-provoking stories. For her, photography is more than capturing beautiful images. It's a powerful means of communication, connecting with others, and expressing her emotions. Photography brings her a sense of vitality and aliveness, allowing her to immerse herself in the moment and capture its essence. Drawing upon her personal experiences as an immigrant, Mitra's recent artworks engage with the complex themes of immigration, in-betweenness, and displacement.


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

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


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