Aslon Arfa

Born on September 25th, 1970 in Tehran, Aslon started photography with his father’s help when he was eight.

He became Kamran Adle’s (a noted Iranian photographer) assistant at 17 and worked with him for several years.

When still a freshman at Tehran University studying atomic physics in 1988, he started working as a photographer for a well known Iranian magazine called Danestaniha. He stayed with the magazine for 10 years. He then photographed for Iran Newspaper for one year and spent another year working for Iranvich Daily. In 2000 he decided to become a freelance photographer.

Since then he has worked on several projects such as Black Crack in Iran, Women Peshmarga in Northern Iraq, Afghan’s life in Northern Afghanistan, Repatiration of Afghan’s from Iran and Iran’s martial arts. His pictures have been published world-wide in several magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Time, ParisMatch, New York Times, Stern, Der Spiegel, Panaroma, Le Hebdo and Le Figaro. In addition, he was a member of the board of advisors of Punctum Magazine, a magazine show-casing contemporary photography from across Asia.

He has also held several exhibitions in Iran and Paris.