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Kamal

Kamal was born in Iran in 1964 and later moved to Canada.

He discovered photography on the streets of Shiraz, where his youth was marked by the Revolution. When he was drafted into the army and while he was stationed for military service during the Iran-Iraq war, he discovered his interest for documentary photography. Under the mentorship of Chehrenegar, a renowned Iranian photographer, Kamal began taking photographs depicting the social and political aspects of life in Ayatollah Khomeiny's Iran and had the opportunity to further his search for his own photographic identity. His principal motivation has been to capture fleeting, historical moments and to share them with a broader public.

Kamal has been a freelance documentary photographer since 1991. Kamal's photographs have been published in a variety of Iranian, North American, and European media, including books, magazines, and newspapers. His work has also been displayed internationally at individual and collective exhibitions and is to be found in several public and private collections.

In 2003, Kamal moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he had the opportunity to learn French and to dedicate himself to a long-term project on cultural identity, in the setting of changing policies on multiculturalism and immigration in Quebec. His intimate documentary work with Stanley Lewis, a renowned Quebec sculptor, garnered Kamal recognition from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where he was exhibited in 2006. Kamal currently divides his time between Montreal and London, England, where his family resides.


Exhibitions

2016   Landscapes, Views and Perspectives

2016   Landscapes, Views and Perspectives. Mount- Royal Park, Chalet du Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec. May 9 to October 30, 2016.

2016   2016 Pure Presence, Negahe-no Art Gallery, Isfahan, Iran.

2016   2016 Pow-Wow, Vesal Art Gallery, Shiraz, Fars, Iran.

2014   Photographic exhibition First Nations: Proud of our heritage!

2014    Montreal: Salon des arts autochtones || Aboriginal Arts Fair December 09, 2014 at La Plaza – Holiday Inn Montreal MidTown – Groupe PMG in Montreal, QC.

2014   First Nations: Proud of our heritage! UQAM , MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

2013   Date December 6, 2013 - September 28, 2014. SNOW: A group exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. An exhibition created by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum. OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA.

2010   Brother Andre, Cote-des-Neiges Community Center, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

2010   Horizons and contrasts Mekic Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2009   AN IMPOSING CITADEL, MAISON DE LA CULTURE DE CÔTE DES NEIGES, MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA

2009   Haunting and Intriguing Light in Quebec, Shiraz Azad University, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

2009   IRAN AND INDIA, Mekic Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2008   Contact Photography Festival, Between Memoir and History, Toronto, ON, Canada,

2006   Stanley Lewis as seen by Kamal, Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal salon des amis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2006   2007, Stanley Lewis as seen by Kamal, Galerie Espace Arts de Feu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2003   A Canadian's View of the World, an Iranian's view of Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada

2002   Art Exhibit annually by the Canada day Committee Calgary & Area. Calgary, AB, Canada

2002   Mysteries of Iran An Enduring Empire, Calgary, AB, Canada

2001   Remembering Persepolis Images From Iran, Calgary, AB, Canada

2001   The People and Architecture of Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada

2001   Collection of Red Flowers in spring in Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada

2000   The People and Ancient Architecture of Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada

1999   Ancient Buildings and the Iranian People

1999   A New Millennium: Multicultural and Spiritual Insights. Calgary, AB, Canada

1999   Abstract Photography and Nature of Iran

1999   Flowers and Old Gardens Slide Show Accompanied by live music

1998   The Gallery art and design, Shiraz, Iran, View of Kurdistan and Kurdish

1997   The sketch Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, View of old Shiraz

1994   International Exhibition Photography, Buras Turkey

1994   Second Festival of Sooreh, Tehran, Iran

1994   First Festival of the War Handicapped, Photography, Tehran, Iran

1994   Forth Festival of Youth Cinema Association, Shiraz, Iran

1994   First Seminar of, Views of Fars Province, Shiraz, Iran

1993   Active Participation in Polish International Exhibition Warsaw, Poland

1993   Salon International D’Art Photography, Orleans, France

1993   First Festival of Youth Cinema Association, Ahvaz, Iran

 

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