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SUMMARY

Professional Photography combining deep theoretical/technical knowledge with experience documenting artworks,creating portfolios and photobooks for the artists, designing brochures, and promoting products and artworks via social networks and with various advertising materials. Stands out in photographing events including Arts and cultural ones, meetings and gatherings; and outdoor festivals and events. Excels at teaching visual arts, creating inspiring photography collections and organizing exhibitions, managing archives and events.

AWARDS

- Recipient of RBC Access Funds with Neighborhood Arts Networks, Toronto, ON, October 2017

- Recipient of RBC Mentorship Award with Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto, ON, December 2018

 

 

Toronto EXPERIENCES

 

1. Visual Arts Instructor/ Photographer, at Rosetta School of Visual Arts 

2. Event Photographer and Art Coordinator, at Arta Gallery

3. Event Photographer

-"Alan Powell" event photography and mural photography, with Street Art Toronto, Oct 2019

-"My Story", Solo exhibition by Elham Fatapour, Photography of the Installation Day, and the Opening Reception, Sep 2019

-"Euclid Laneway" event photography and mural photography, with KjBIT and Street Art Toronto, Sep 2019

- “Incubator Program 2019” Opening Reception in collaboration with Magenta Foundation at Stephen Bugler

Gallery, June 2019

- “Art-focused meeting” and Opening Reception in Collaboration with Art Starts at Les Chester Community

Center, June 2019

- “Jane’s Walks” Festival, May 3-5th 2019, Toronto.

- “Turbulence” Event Opening Reception at Scarborough Art Gallery, in collaboration with Art Stars, May

2019

- “Consultation meeting” at Parkway Forest Community Center, in collaboration with Nicole Marcano, the

program manager of Art Starts TO, March 2019

- "Felstead Laneway" Murals photography, in collaboration with StreetART Toronto - November 2018

- "Women Paint Laneway" Murals photography, in collaboration with StreetART Toronto - October 2018

- "Feel Good Laneway" Event and Murals photography, in collaboration with StreetART Toronto - October

2018

- “Euclid Laneway Murals” photography (of more than 25 murals and the celebration event), in collaboration

with StreetART Toronto - September 2018

- In collaboration with “Art Starts”, Kids’ programs at Le Chester Community Center – Aug 2018

- “Zion School House” event, in collaboration with Art Starts - May 2018

- “Trust: An Artist journey” presentation and workshop by Azadeh Pirazimian with Markham Group of Artists

at Markham Public Library – April 2018

- Panel Discussion by Airsa Art & Thought Association at Art Start Studio – March 2018

- March Art Camp photography at Rosetta School of Visual Art – March 2018

- “Stumble on A Secret Pool”, The Genius of Aron Tager at Silverthorn Studios – June 2017

- Opening Party of Silverthorn Studios at Silverthorn Studios – November 2016

- “A Golden Glow to Light the Day & Beyond Times” opening Reception at Arta Gallery – November 2016

- Aron & Ann’s Ultimate Sale Event at Cherry Nook Gardens – November 2016

- Presentation & Book Lunch, “Adams’ Darkroom” by Fereshteh Molavi at Arta Gallery – May 2016

- “Streets of Colors” opening reception, a photography exhibition by Peter Jolicoeur at Arta Gallery – July

2016

- “Land & City” Opening Reception, a group painting exhibition at Arta Gallery – July 2016

- “There Is No There There” Opening Reception, Contact Show Festival at Arta Gallery – May 2016

- “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” Opening Reception, a Painting exhibition by Khosrow Abtahi at Arta Gallery

– June 2016

- “Her Story” Opening Reception, a painting exhibition by Alexis Fraser at Arta Gallery – June 2016

4. Photographer of Artworks

- Photography for Portfolios: Taking pictures of well-known artists’ works of Art

- Editing and retouching pictures

- Designing photo books including artists' works' pictures with information like the sizes of the

- works, titles and media

- Designing portfolios and websites, and photobooks for artists

5. Group Exhibitions

- A curated exhibit “Street Art Photography” by Street ART Toronto, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto, ON.

February 2019

- “2018 RBC Newcomer Spotlight” show on behalf of Claire Hopkinson, Toronto Arts Foundation & Toronto

Arts Council, Stream Whistle Brewing, Toronto. ON. February 2019

- “Click”, Arta Gallery, Scotia Bank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, May 2018

- “Through My Lens”, Rosetta Gallery, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, May 2018

- “A Portrait”, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, May 2018

- “Common Goods”, Forest City Gallery, London, ON. Dec 2017

- “I, In Wonderland”, selected by Daven Patel, the owner and director of Project Gallery, Project Gallery,

Toronto, ON. Oct 2017

- “Where Home Is”, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, August 2017

- “The Precious Land”, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, August 2017

- “The Art of Politics”, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, July 2017

- “Artists’ Talk”, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, July 2017

- Sales of artworks by Iranian artists, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran. Iran, July and September

2012

- Juried Group Photography Exhibition, Mahe-Mehr Gallery, Tehran. Iran, October and November 2011

- Photography Group Exhibition, Art University of Tehran, Tehran. Iran, February and March 2010

- Firouzeh Photography Festival, Tabriz. Iran, August 2010

* Solo Shows:

- “I, In Wonderland”, Art Square Gallery Hub, Toronto, ON, July 2017

EDUCATION

- Master of Arts in Photography

Art University of Tehran, Iran 2011

- Bachelor of Arts in English

Azad University of Tehran, Iran 2006

Contact

Email: elhashemi82@gmail.com

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