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Mojgan Ghanbari was born in Tehran, Iran. Her career in journalism started at the age of 20 with a position at a magazine where she formed friendships with photojournalists and documentary photographers. Envying their ability to tell stories using images, she spent every free moment enhancing her skills using this craft to capture a small piece of someone’s life and to express her vision using journalistic tools. In 2014, she completed a Masters with distinction in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communication. Most of her works are deeply rooted in her personal history and are associated with an exploration in the ways she, and other people, interact with or affected by society. She has spent the last few years documenting her cultural background and the present problems Iranian people face. In 2016, She has joined the VIIPhoto Agency's Mentor program; (The VII Mentor Program, a unique initiative that has developed some of the brightest new talents in the profession since it began in 2008, provides professional development for photographers whom the agency members consider to be emerging new talents in the industry.) In 2017, She Participated in the JoopSwart Masterclass of the world press photo.
Mojgan has received awards including the Getty Images grants for editorial photography in 2015, Magnum Photos: Professional Practice in 2015 and the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for the academic. Her work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, France and Iran.