Mohammad Kheirkhah (Moe Zoyari)*
Award winning photographer, multimedia producer & editor
Based in San Francisco Bay Area, California
His story as a photographer began when he was 14, and he started to work for local newspapers. He sold his flute and bought a camera. After a few years of working hard, he became a photographer for BBC Worldwide Service and then for United Press International. Working with these news agencies was a start for him to know the western culture better, and now he is part of that culture.
Mohammad says: “I believe photographs are not just a small part of me, they actually form my life, and by looking at this photos you are walking through my life, seeing through my eyes. If only one of my photos can stay in your memory, I have reached my goal. When a photograph lingers, remains, or is memorized, then real change can happen in the stories of our lives. That is my goal.”
Exile: A photo book featuring Iran, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, Germany, and the U.S.
Self published – 2012 – ISBN: 978-0-9857770-1-2
* A lot of people ask why I use two names? My full name is Mohammad Kheirkhah Zoyari, and as the first part of my family name is hard to pronounce for some people, I decided to use the second part of my family name.