Mojgan Ghanbari is an Iranian multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Tehran, focused on long-term visual research about Iranian women's agency after the Islamic revolution, family, generational tension, and mental health. Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Polka Magazine, and Le Courrier International Magazine, among others.
Her career in journalism started at the age of 20 with a position at a magazine in Tehran, where she formed friendships with photojournalists and noticed the documentary photography impact as a method of truth-telling in challenging times. She then spent a few years enhancing her photography skills to highlight gender inequality and everyday life in Tehran. In 2015, she completed a Masters in photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication. In 2016, she was selected by VIIPhoto for the agency's renowned mentorship program (a two years training scheme that has developed some of the brightest new talents in photojournalism.)
Mojgan has received numerous awards and honors, such as the Vice-chancellor Scholarship (2014), Getty Images grants for editorial photography (2015), Magnum Photos: Professional Practice (2015), Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photos Foundation (2017), Magenta Foundation's 2018 Flash Forward award, Lucie Foundation Fine Art Photography Scholarship shortlist (2019), and Eddie Adams Workshop (2020).