Mashid Mohadjerin's personal work focuses mainly on social and cultural identity, migration and refugee issues and the sense of belonging. Her stories are often about communities in transition. Her work has taken her to the Middle East, Central Asia, East, West and North Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and North America.
Mashid also works as a portrait photographer for publications in Europe and North America, working with medium format camera.
Her clients include The New York Times, Newsweek, Global Post, La Repubblica/La Domenica, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe & Mail, BBC online, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), Oxfam, Amnesty Journal, Mondiaal magazine, De Morgen (BE), De Standaard Magazine (BE), De Volkskrant (NL), Elsevier (NL) and many others.
Mashid also gets regularly invited to exhibit her work at photography festivals, universities and headquarters of human rights organisations.
She received her MFA in photography in 2002 and is currently also working as a teaching artist in New York City.
2009· World Press Photo, 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Singles
2009· Int'l Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2008· International Talent Support7 web, Winner portrait series
"the other side of migration"
2008· Prix de la Photographie Honorable Mention, Portrait
2007· IOM Central Asia, Photo Prize and exhibition: series on
Tajik migrants in Moscow and their families left behind