EDUCATION

2015-2017 M.F.A. Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois          

2008-2012 B.A. Photography, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran

 

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Water Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

2017 Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, The Arcade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2017 Persist: Columbia College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mana Contemporary, Chicago,

Illinois

2016 Video Playlist: In the Here and the There, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

2014 Group Exhibition, Port Moody Art Council, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

2014 Celebration of CAG's 5-Year Art Shows, Caroun Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014 Group Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014 Mehregan Festival, Port Moody Art Council, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

2013 Al-Thani Award Exhibition and Digital Slide Show, Doha, Qatar [One of the largest photo art contests in the world]

2012 Group Exhibition, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England

2011 Portrait Photography Exhibition, Tehran University of Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts, Saba Gallery, Tehran, Iran [one of the most accredited Art annual festival In Iran. (www.ivafestival.ir)]

2010 Architecture Photography Exhibition, Tehran University of Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 Color Photography Exhibition, Tehran University of Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

SOLO Exhibitions

2018 The Edge of Shadows, Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois

2012 Conceptual Portraits (Woman and Plant), BFA Thesis Exhibition, Tehran University

of Art gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS – HONORS – AWARDS – MEMBERSHIPS

2017-2018 The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues, Chicago, Illinois [The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship, A $25,000 stipend is awarded for one academic year to support the fellow’s work in Photographic Arts and Social Issues. This fellowship is a unique collaboration between the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago and Heartland Alliance; a leading global anti-poverty organization.]

2017 Alumni Spotlight, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois

2017-Present Member, Society for Photographic Education, United States of America

2016 Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [grant to complete artistic project]

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship, Defining Your Focus Workshop, Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Jonathan Singer, Snowmass Village, Colorado 

2015-2017 Graduate Merit Award, Full Ride Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2015 Admission to MFA Photo Program at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [Columbia College in Chicago is in the top 10 MFA Photography Programs in the United States]

2008 Ranked 1st with highest GPA among all photography BA students, class of 2008, Visual Arts Department, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran

2007 Ranked 67th among more than 30,000 participants in the annual nationwide universities entrance exam (Konkoor)

2007 Admission to Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran [Tehran University of Art is at the top of nationwide university rankings and is also the oldest, largest and most prestigious Art University of Iran (www.art.ac.ir)]

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

2018 Panel Discussion, “Diane Dammeyer Fellowship for Photographic Arts & Social Issues: An Entrepreneurial Model Building Bridges between Photography, Social Engagement, Community, Social Justice, and Education”, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2018 Artist’s Talk, Lunch & Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2017 Artist’s Talk, The firm’s Chicago Women’s Leadership Initiative Holiday Lunch, The International Law Firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, Illinois

2017 Artist’s Talk, Discourse: Lecture Series, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

 

PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES, AND REVIEWS

2017 Negesti Kaudo, “Dammeyer Fellow Anahid Ghorbani Tackles Immigration,” DEMO Magazine, ISSUE 27, The Alumni Magazine of Columbia College Chicago, Fall/Winter 2017

2017 “WLI Shines Light on Refugee and Immigrant Women,” Winston & Strawn website, December 21, 2017

2017 Carynski Connor, “Fellowship Recipient Will Do Project on U.S. Immigrants,” The Columbia Chronicle, October 9, 2017

2017 Negesti Kaudo, “Anahid Ghorbani MFA ’17 Activist. Chronicler. Photographer,” Columbia College Chicago website, September 25, 2017


WORK EXPERIENCE

Spring 2017 Teaching Assistant, History 1, David Travis, Photography Department, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Summer 2016  Photo Intern, Youth Education Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

April 2016 Volunteer Researcher for Burnt Generation Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

Spring 2016 Teaching Assistant, Digital 1, Myra Greene, Photography Department, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Fall 2015-Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Digital Lab Assistant, Photography Department, Columbia College, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2011-2014 Private Studio Photographer, Wedding and Portrait Photographer, Esfahan/Tehran, Iran

Summer 2006 Graphic designer, Rangara Advertising Company, Isfahan, Iran

 

LANGUAGES

English: Fluent

Persian: Native Language

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request