Javad Montazeri was born in 1968 in Iran. He has a bachelor degree in photography from AZAD University of Art in Tehran. He has had considerable freelance experience, including for Reuters agency, and has worked as editor of several photography desks, most recently Farhang-O-Ashti in 2003. He currently works as a freelance photographer for international photo agencies.
Javad Montazeri’s Noteworthy Photographic Achievements:
•Special prize from 4th Iranian International Photo Festival of the
Child and Young Adult - 1996
•Candidate for best Iranian photographer of the year - 1998
•First prize from 6th Iranian Newspapers & Magazines Festival as best photographer of the year 1999
•Several exhibitions. The most recent have been ‘A Glimpse of Iran’ at the Melina Mercury Museum, Cyprus 2002 & ‘Iran in the 21st Century - 12 Photographic Journeys’ at the University of London , UK 2003.