EDUCATION
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop with Andrea Bruce – Cape Town (2016)
HEFAT Training with TYR Solution – Nairobi (2016)
Reporting Safely in Crisis Zone, DART Center at Columbia University – New York (2014)
FotoVisura editing workshop with Sara Terry – Vermont (2014)
Bruce Gildan Masterclass at Look3 Festival – Charlottesville (2012)
Eddie Adams Workshop, Team Orange, BarnStorm XXIV – New York (2011)
B.F.A. in Photography from School of Image Arts, Ryerson University – Toronto (2011)

SELECTED AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
  • James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, (2020)
  • Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award, Winner, (2020)
  • Frontline Club Award for Best Photojournalism, London, Shortlisted (2019)
  • TED Senior Fellowship (2019-21)
  • Stern Project Grant - Germany (2018)
  • Fuller Project grantee, 2018 Global Women’s Issues Reporting Team - Afghanistan (2018)
IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, Winner, Japan (2017)
European Journalism Center (EJC) grantee for "Rebelling And Rebuilding In Afghanistan" (2017)
TED Fellowship, TED Conference Vancouver (2016)
Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, from Canada (2016)
Full scholarship to attend “Foundry Photojournalism Workshop” - South Africa (2016)
Chris Hondros Fund Award for Emerging Photographer (2016)
International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) Reporting Fellowship - Congo/Rwanda (2015)
Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund, Honorable Mention (2014)
Full scholarship to attend "Reporting Safely in Crisis Zone" at Columbia University (2014)
FotoVisura full scholarship for editing workshop with Sara Terry (2014)
PDN 30 Under 30 (2014)
Photocrati Fund, Finalist (2013)
FotoVisura Spotlight Grant, Finalist (2013)
Hearst 8x10 Biennale winner, New York (2013)
Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent, London (2012-2013)
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Honorable Mention (2012)
Ian Parry Scholarship, finalist (2012)
The CIS Artist Residency, MIT University, Boston (2012)
Look3 Festival Scholarship, to attend the Bruce Gildan Masterclass (2012)
Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, from Canada (2012)
66th CPOY, third place in International Picture Story (2011)
National Geographic Award, Presented at Eddie Adams Workshop, New York (2011)
Eddie Adams Workshop, BarnStorm XXIV (2011)
Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, from Canada (2011)
Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) Fellowship, New York (2011)
Guernsey Photo Festival Grant (2011)
Scotia Bank Scholarship, to attend Magnum Workshop, Toronto (2011))
Paul Sample Memorial Award, Toronto (2010)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • Resilience Trilogy, SpazioReale, Bellinzona (2018)
Beyond the Veil, CJFE Gala at Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (2012)
Beyond the Veil, Center for International Studies at MIT University, Boston (2012)
Your Veil is a Battleground, I.M.A Gallery, Toronto (2012)
May god be with you my daughter..., Guernsey Photo Festival (2012)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • A Persisting Witness, Photoville, New York (2019)
  • Resilience Trilogy, evening screenings at Nuit Blanche, Canada (2017)
  • Single Mothers of Afghanistan, evening screenings at Visa Pour l'image Festival, France (2017)
Magenta Flash Forward, traveling exhibition (2016)
"Les Ateliers de Couthures" festival, Couthures-sur-Garonne, France (2016)
Everyday Middle East, traveling exhibition, Dubai, Florence,Istanbul (2015)
Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (2015)
Format Festival, QUAD Gallery, London (2014)
Hearst 8x10 Biennale, Hearst Building, New York (2013)
Le Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants Exhibition, Paris (2013)
SlideLuck, FotoWeek DC Festival, Washington DC (2012)
Magenta Flash Forward, traveling exhibition (2012)
Ian Parry Scholarship Show, Mothers Gallery, London (2012)
Bursa Foro Festival, Bursa, Turkey (2012)
Maximum Exposure, Thesis Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (2011)
Screening at Camera Bar, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (2011)
Function Group Show, Steam Whistle Gallery Space, Toronto (2011)
Full Frame Group Show, I.M.A. Gallery, Toronto (2010)
The Human Subject, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto (2010)

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
"Colours in Displacement" - Published by NRC/CREART, 2016
Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 17, 2016
"The Lovers: Afghanistan Romeo and Juliet" by Rod Nordland – Published by Ecco (2016)
"Photographers Sketchbook" - Published by Thames & Hudson, 2015
Magenta Flash Forward, 10th Year Anniversary, 2014
Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 13, 2012
Magenta Flash Forward Vol. 12, 2011

Kiana Hayeri

Iranian-Canadian photographer, focusing on migration, identity and sexuality in societies dealing with oppression or conflict.
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