Curriculum Vitae

Hommage a Françoise Zonabend


2017   Akasam, Lar, Iran
2014   Misterios de una casa,  Casa de la Cultura, Guanabacoa, Cuba
2012   FourSight, Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, California
2010   Mon 50 en 50, Fort St. Martin Gallery, Cherbourg, France
2007   Georgios , Didi Gallery, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
2005   Fort St. Martin Gallery, Cherbourg, France
2003   Images of Islam, Taos Film Festival
2003   Moments on the Path, DaVinci Gallery, Philadelphia
2002   Hidden Portraits of Iran, Sacred and Sensual Gallery, Tokyo
2002   Images of the Uighurs, On the Silk Road, Washington DC
2002   Arab Moments, Arab Film Festival, San Francisco, Califiornia
2000   Moments of Exaltation, People of Faith, Nigma Gallery, Naples
2000   Arab Moments , Fort St. Martin Gallery, Cherbourg, France



2010   Artisterium, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
2009   ArtSpan, San Francisco, California, USA
2008   Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2003   Taos Film Festival, Taos, New Mexico, USA
2003   YMCI gallery, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
2001   Central Mosque San Francisco, California, USA
2001   Arab Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA
2000   Arab Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA
2000   Photoworks, San Francisco, California, USA
1995    Festival on the Lake, Oakland, California, USA


1998 Light Work, Syracuse


Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Susan Meiselas (Magnum)



 Pochefolio, 2009
Dervishes of Kurdistan 2008

My big fat (and wet) baptism, 2008

Georgios 2007

Halo of Presence, 2007

PBS: Living the life of a Western Sufi, 2003 

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Currently Staff photographer at PHOTOVAULT, California and international tour guide; Indefinitely an intrepid traveler and linguist.

2003 - 2004   Developed and shot footage for a documentary on African-American D-Day veterans. Still seeking funds for editing and post-production.
1990 - 1992   Extensive travel through Siberia Russia, lecturing English at AKADEMGORODOK, Russia.
1979 - 1987   MA in Linguistics and Anthropology in Paris and Berlin.
1984 - 1989   Interpreter and staff photographer for City Hall, Berlin.
1982 - 1985   "Man of good vibrations", translator and staff photographer for 2 years on the award- winning documentary, Señor Turista, in Puno, Peru.

Oral and written proficiency: French, English, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian
Oral proficiency: Russian, Farsi, modern Greek.

Conversational proficiency: Standard Arabic, Spanish Sign Language (ESL)