Born 1996 in Tehran, Shirin migrated to Germany at the age of seven.

Since then, she has lived a parallel existence between two cultures. Her interest in photojournalism grew during her early teenage years and got more visible after she took her first class in photography in 2011. In 2016 she moved to Tehran for a year to understand her country of origin. She contributed as a freelancer to the BORNA News Agency in Tehran and explored the country with her camera and heart. Shirin works as a freelance photojournalist since 2018. She is mostly interested in topics around women's issues, identity and everyday heroes and their battles.

Shirin Abedi

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Shirin Abedi
Shirin Abedi, Photojournalist
Photography, Documentary, Journalism, Iran, Germany, Migration, Integration, Emancipation

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The World in a Classroom

  • Cities
  • Education

EUROPE - Schools are crucial integration hubs. This investigation is about teaching migrant students in the schools of Europe.

Carolina Rapezzi