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ARASH HAMIDI

Entrepreneur, Photographer, Graphic Designer


  • Address: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  • E-MAIL: info@arashhamidi.com
  • PHONE: +1-703-371-9517

About Me

An innovative pioneer in the digital arts sphere. Entrepreneur with unparalleled ingenuity in aesthetic execution and visual artistry. International award-winning photographer and graphic designer. The founder and president of 1Pix, the largest online gallery of professional photographers in Iran with over 20 million annual visits. The founder and president of Iran Photo Club, the first online photography portal connecting Iranian photographers to international photography festivals and events, with more than 30,000 active members. Founder and president of Pix Agency, the first photography agency serving advertising purposes in Iran. Author, editor, and photographer of four books. Executed more than 10 solo photo exhibitions and 25 group exhibitions around the world. Served as an arbiter at 26 national and international photo festivals. Served as editor-in-chief for two photo magazines. Member of Iranian Academy of Art’s Policymaking Board of the Photography Team in the Young Artist Society. Expert in 360 degree photography and videography. Recently relocated to the U.S. and is seeking to continue building a career as a photographer and public relations consultant.

My Interviews

Interview with Arash Hamidi Photography Instructor

New Day TV Show – National TV – Channel Two

2012

Interview with Arash Hamidi Photography Judge

Sadbarg TV Show- National TV Channel Four

2016

Interview with Arash Hamidi Founder and President of Iran Photo Club " 1PIX Gallery "

Jame-E-Jam International TV Channel

2016

Guest speaker at Aseman Shab TV Show

Photography Judge . chanel 4 TV

2009

Manage The 8th Behance Portfolio Review

Host by DigiKala

2016

Interview with Arash Hamidi, the organizer and photography judger - SONY exhibition

photo competition in Iran

2016

Photography Judge

Tehran Municipality Photo Festival

2014

Photography Judge

Milad Tower Photography Festival.

2015

Photography Judge

Omid Photography Festival.

2014

Professional Experience

Aug 2015 – Present

Founder and President, Pix Agency, Tehran, Iran.

Pix Agency is a pioneer business model for the Iranian photography industry. Consisting of a specialized group of photographers working in cooperation with the company, the agency acts a go-between for the photography community and graphic advertising customers. To date, there is no other advertising photography agency in Iran. Pix Agency has fulfilled a niche and met a community need for both advertisers and photographers seeking a steady revenue stream outside of freelance photography.

Aug 2015 – Sep 2016

Instructor, University of Journalism, Tehran, Iran.

- Taught media in photography and Philosophy of Art for undergraduate courses
- Facilitated photography workshops

Feb 2015 – Nov 2016

Editor-in-chief, DreamLight Magazine, Tehran, Iran.

- Redesigned the magazine layout
- Managed the teams of photographers, editors, and authors
- Managed the print process

Dec 2014 – Jan 2016

Editor, The Sports and Photography 3D Magazine, Tehran, Iran.

- Took professional 3D photographs
- Assisted in the print process

Sep 2011 – Present

Founder and President, 1Pix Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Summary:

A few years after the implementation of Iran Photo Club and the accompanying database of outstanding photographers, my partners and I established another innovative website called 1Pix Gallery. 1Pix invites the best photographers from the country to display their art. We provide video and print content for the press and use this site to spread the word about the latest happenings and achievements within the industry. The number of present photographers on 1Pix, along with the associated events and programs, is unprecedented in Iran. The quality of work from our photographers has earned a reputation that has attracted widespread attention from national media outlets.

July 2008 – Present

Founder and President, Iran Photo Club, Tehran, Iran.

Nine years ago, I realized a need among talented Iranian photographers interested in participating in international competitions. Up until this point, there had been no channel for photography festival announcements. My colleagues and I yearned for a way to search for upcoming festivals and send in our work. To address this need, I established Iran Photo Club in Tehran, which I introduced through via an SMS website, email, local advertisements in cities and provinces, as well as art universities. To this day, the top Iranian photographers still use Iran Photo Club to discover competitions and deliver their work for upcoming exhibitions. Iran Photo Club has rapidly become a bridge between Iranian photographers and the world of festivals. Many acceptance letters, medals, and appreciation statements have been relayed through this portal. Iran Photo Club has permanently changed the landscape for photography festival participation.

Apr 2007 – Sept 2008

Public Relations Manager, Iran Liquefied Natural Gas Co. (IRAN LNG Co.), Tehran, Iran.

• Worked closely with the CEO of the company to develop and execute the organization’s policy and procedure manual.
• Managed a team of web developers, photographers, and graphic designers.
• Worked closely with the communications staff to collect data for their website.
• Provided branding and marketing consulting services.

Aug 2005 – Apr 2007

Public Relations Manager, Riva Tadbir (Information Technology and Services), Tehran, Iran.

• Assisted in team proposal writing and editing.
• Conducted technical research and presented the results to the CEO and the proposal team.
• Managed the CEO’s emails, calendar, online folders and accounts.
• Wrote and proofread the CEO’s official letters and all correspondences.
• Designed and maintained the organization’s website.
• Designed a variety of formats, including brochures, flyers, one-pagers, newsletters, letterheads, and graphic elements.

Dec 2002 – Aug 2005

Public Relations Manager, Molana IT Company, Tehran, Iran.

• Designed and maintained the organization’s website.
• Designed a variety of formats, including brochures, flyers, one-pagers, newsletters, letterheads, and graphic elements.
• Executed formal Microsoft Office presentations, revealing findings from personal research efforts.
• Took and edited professional photographs and videos.

Honors and Awards

International Activities

Winner of silver medal for World Competition by CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art)
Served as secretary of the 8th Behance Portfolio International Review, Iran, 2015
Served as secretary of SONY Mobile – Iran360, Iran, 2015
Accepted into the sixteenth Biennial of Transportation Photo Festival, Slovakia
Accepted into the fourth International Rock Photo Festival, Serbia
Accepted into the thirteenth International Herma Photo Festival, Germany
Accepted into the second International Hong Kong Photo Festival
Accepted into the second round of International Quilmes Contest, Argentina
Accepted into the thirtieth round of American Color Image of the Year Contest
Accepted into the first Golden Roads Competition, Belgium
Accepted into the second International Bohr Photography Festival, Serbia
Accepted into the first International Sky Photo Contest, Slovenia

National Activities

National Activities

Winner of the third Iranian Students Photo Festival, Tehran
Winner of Sheikh Bahai Photo Festival, Isfahan
Accepted into two rounds for Iranian Marine Photos Contest
Accepted into several rounds of Iranian Image of Year Ceremony
Accepted into the first Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts
Accepted into Tehran Eighty-Six Photo Contest
Accepted into the first round of Deteriorated Urban Areas Photo Festival
Accepted into the first round of Metro and the People Photo Contest

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Organized the first Milad Tower Artistic Photos Show
Organized the photo exhibition of Tehran Municipality's Beautification Organization
Organized the first HDR Photo Show in Iran
Organized the first mobile photo exhibition at Iranian Artists' Forum
Organized Solo exhibition of Iran's Photos in Ankara and Istanbul, 2010
Organized Akstagram group exhibition at Mehrva Gallery, 2013
Organized Fouad group exhibition at Artists' House, 2013
Organized Mother group exhibition at Mah-e-Mehr Gallery, 2007
Organized Sarzamin Digar group exhibition at Apadana Gallery, Isfahan, 2012
Organized the Elected group exhibition at Maad Gallery, 2009
Organized InDia group exhibition at Mehrva Gallery, 2015
Curated and organized photo group exhibition at Maad Gallery, 2010
Curated and organized Makhunik group exhibitions at Iranian Artists' House, 2008
Curated and organized the first 1PIX group exhibition at Iranian Artists' House, 2012
Curated and organized the second 1PIX group exhibition at Iranian Artists' House, 2013
Curated and organized the third 1PIX group exhibition at Iranian Artists' House, 2014
Curated and organized the fourth 1PIX group exhibition at Iranian Artists' House, 2015
Organized mobile photo exhibition in collaboration with Sony in Iran, Iranian Artists' Forum, 2016
Curated and organized more than 10 of national festivals at the Artists' House, 2008-2014

Publications

Publications

Iran360 photo book Wrote Iran360 to document the photography presented in the Iranian Artists Forum’s “SONY Photo Exhibition” – 2016.
Mobile Photography book Wrote the first book to explore the use of mobile phones for photography and filmmaking – 2015.
1Pix photo book Gathered and edited an elegant collection of well-known artwork from Iranian photographers and 1Pix members – 2015.
Naz Shast Provided a compilation of 60 illustrated sonnets for the book – 2014.
The Stars of Iranian Cinema Took all photographs for the book (65), accompanying a series of interviews, texts, images, and photos of Iranian movie stars with more than 4000 copies published – 2009.

Computer Proficiency

Computer Proficiency

Adobe Photoshop and InDesign ,Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive (file sharing tools). Skype and Google Hangout, WebEx, Zoom (video conferencing tools). Mail Chimp and Constant Contact, mailerlite (email marketing toolkit). Trello and Slack ,Microsoft Teams (proposal and teams management software).
Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Suite.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

1pix.ir
Iranian Artists Forum
Iran Photo Club
PixAgency
Molana co

My Portfolio

My Portfolio

My skills

Leadership

Teamwork

Creativity

After Effects

UI Design

Videography

Adobe Photoshop
95
Adobe Illustrator
70
HTML & CSS
70
WordPress
80