June 21, 2018
Moe Zoyari is an Iranian-American photojournalist, and two-time winner of Picture of The Year International Award. He is a frequent contributor to Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. He began his work as a photographer at the age of 14. After focusing his work around human rights issues and political turmoil in Iran, he expanded his reach, covering events in Middle East, Europe and the Unites States. His photos have been published in national, and international journals including Newsweek, Time, and Der Spiegel , among others. He has visited more than 52 countries in the past years to be a voice for the deliberately silenced and preferably unheard people. Moe was invited to The White House by President Obama, and The First Lady in 2015 to attend the global Instameet. He worked for United Press International and British Broadcasting Corporation from 2003 to 2015, and is now being represented by Redux Pictures. He is currently a Staff Multimedia Producer Specialist for Northern Illinois University. The Pulitzer Prize winner John H. White has been a mentor of Moe.