Freelance Photographer

 

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  About Me
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Masoud Soheili, MCAPA, ACAPA, MPSA
Born in Feb. 13, 1956, Tehran, Iran
BS Sharif (Aryamehr) University of Technology
Starting photography in 1963; serious works from 1971
Caroun Photography Studio, North Vancouver, 2010

Exhibitions
- Collaborating in group exhibitions, Sharif University of Technology, 1974-1977
- Group Photography Exhibition, inauguration of Mehrva Gallery, Tehran, June 2006 (Subject:
Green)
- Collaborating in group exhibition, in 8 cities in Iran, November 2007-Nov 2008 (Subject:
Mass)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada, May 2008
- Individual Photography Exhibition "Pottery", Coal Harbour Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008
- Group Photography Exhibition, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Delta, BC, Canada, November 2008 (
Art Shots)
- Group Exhibition,
"The 3rd Annual Iranian American Community Alliance", Seattle, USA, June 2009 (Subject: Open)
- Individual Photography Exhibition "Pottery", Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, Nov 2009
- Group Exhibition, Graffiti co. Art Studio Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada, 2009
- Group Exhibition, Graffiti co. Art Studio Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada, February 2010 (
Subject: Hear to Hand)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), North Vancouver, Canada, May 2010 (Subject:
A Photo for Your Wall)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), North Vancouver, Canada, July 2010 (Subject: Open)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), North Vancouver, Canada, September 2010 (Subject:
Open)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver, Canada, October 2010 (Subject:
Open)
- Group Photography Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), North Vancouver, Canada, February 2011
- North Shore Art Crawl, BC, Canada, April 2011
- Photography Exhibition "Geraniums & the Gypsy Wind", Caroun Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Sept 2011
- 5th Annual CPC Photography Exhibition, Caroun Photo Club (CPC), Canada, December 2011
- Group Exhibition, Inlet Theatre, port Moody, BC, Canada, April 2012
- Group Exhibition, Richmond Art Centre, Richmond, BC, Canada, April 2012
- North Shore Art Crawl, North Vancouver, Canada, April 2012
- Group Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery, Canada, May 2012
- Group Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery, Canada, August 2012

Awards/Rewards
- First
Winner of Keyhan Newspaper Portrait Photography Competition, 1977
- “Certification”, Photographic Society of America, USA, 2003
- “Freelance Photographer Recognition”, International Freelance Photographers Organizations, USA, 2006
- “Maple Leaf” (MCAPA), Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA), Canada, 2007
- "PSA Gold Star" (MPSA), Photographic Society of America, USA, 2009 & 2010
- “Associateship” (ACAPA), Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA), Canada, 2010
- CAPA Services Medal 2010

Curator/Editor
- Editor-in-chief of the photography bulletin of "
Caroun Photo Club"
- Chair of "
Tehran Photo Competition-Exhibition, November 2006" (CPC)
- Chair of "
Tehran Photo Exhibition, February 2007" (CPC)
- Chair of "
Tehran Photo Competition August 2007" (CPC), Published a color calendar of its photos
- Chair of "
Sulaimanieh Photo Exhibition November 2007" (CPC)
- Chair
of “re-exhibiting 2006 & 2007 CPC exhibitions at North Vancouver”, May 2008
- Chair of group photography exhibition, Coal Harbour Community Centre, July 2008
- Chair of “2009/10 Competition/Exhibition Vancouver” (CPC), Nov 2010
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Designed and made artistic/cultural website: www.Caroun.com
- CAPA Trained Judge
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Caroun Art Gallery (CAG), North Vancouver, since January 2010

Judgment
- Juror or member of the jury to select photos for CPC exhibitions since 2005
- Juror or member of the jury to select photos for interclub and other photo competitions since 2005
- Member of the jury, Langley Camera Club, Theme Photography Competition, Nov 2010
- Member of the jury, Langley Camera Club, Open Photography Competition, Nov 2010
- Member of the jury, North Shore Photographic Society, Digital Photography Competition, Jan 2011
- Juror of the Lions Gate Camera Club Photo Contest, February 2011


Organizations
- University of Technology Association of Photographic Art, 1976-1980
- Owner & President of
www.Caroun.com
- Founder & President of Caroun Photo Club (CPC)
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Representative of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) in Iran (MCAPA)
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Member of the Photographic Society of America (MPSA), USA
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Member of International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO), USA
- Press Photographer of Today's Photographer magazine, USA

Articles & Works:
- "
Filters for B&W and Color Photography", 1975
- A collection of the "
Portraits of Artists, Writers, Craftsmen..." and in many other fields
- "
Ceremony of Goddesses", 2005
- "
Negative of Digital Camera (1)", "Camera" Monthly Photographic Magazine, No. 43, October 2005, Tehran
- "Desert", "Creative Photography" Quarterly Magazine, No. 4, Fall 2005, Tehran
- Some of my photos are published in Le Monde diplomatique, 2005
- "
Qali-Shouyan" (Carpet-Washing), "Canadian Camera", Official Publication of "The Canadian Association for Photographic Art", Summer 2006, Canada
- "
Scanography":
    - "Creative Photography" Quarterly Magazine, No. 6, Spring 2006, Tehran, Iran
    - "Farhang Magazine", No. 160, June 10, 2009, Vancouver, Canada
- Photography articles: CPC bulletin
- "
Pottery":
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"Camera" Monthly Photographic Magazine, No. 68, November 2007, Iran (Farsi)
    - "
Canadian Camera" magazine (official publication of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art), Winter 2008, Canada (English)
    - "
Farhang" magazine, Vol. 7, No. 171, November 2009, Vancouver, Canada (Farsi)
- "History of Photography in Iran", Farhang Magazine, March 2009, Vancouver:
Page 1, Page 2 (Farsi)
- "
Copper House" , Farhang Magazine, April 2009, Vancouver
- Portrait of an Iranian writer published at "Süddeutsche Zeitung", Germany, June 2009
- "Negative of Digital Camera (2)", "Farhang" Magazine, No. 163, July 2009, Vancouver, Canada
- "Coffee Shop Painting", two articles in two issues of Farhang magazine, 2010
- "Abyaneh", Farhang BC magazine, 2011

These articles are published with some photos and are posted at the "
Researches & Articles" section of this website too.

Work Experience
Portrait (Studio), Fashion, Commercial, Industrial, Advertising, Travel, Architecture, Construction, Studio works, Nature, Concerts, Events… Photography
Photo Lab, Teaching, Salon, Curator

Teaching Photography
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Assistant of Photography (Prof. Hadi Shafaie), 1974-1978, Sharif University of Technology
- Photography Lab of Mechanical Dept., Sharif University of Technology, 1975-1978

- "Coal Harbour Community Centre", Vancouver, 2007-9
- "West Vancouver Community Centre", West Vancouver, 2008-9
- Private classes at North Vancouver, BC, since 2007


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I don't remember why I was so interested in photography, when I was a child. I never said to the people, what I want; even my parents didn't know that I want to have a camera. At 7 (1962), I had a gift, a New Year gift, from my father's colleague and friend, who works in a bank and his hobby was hunting. It was a CAMERA! Strange! And I started photography.

I gathered my Allowance, and I bought a better camera, Diana brand, just for Rials 25 (36 cents); later some Russian Cameras Lubiltel, Smena, Kiev, Zenith… and at last Pentax at 18; more Pentax, Canon AE-1 and Canon… and Hasselblad, and Now Mamiya 645 Pro; I have started some digital photography with Fujifilm S7000 and then Canon Rebel XT. At the last days of 2007, I upgrade my digital camera to Nikon D300. This one has a very good quality, better color and white balance.
I have a big collection of film cameras.

While I was a student at the university, I taught photography there and I had private mathematics classes, while I travel almost the whole parts of Iran, with my old-fashioned Volks Wagen, as well as other travels abroad, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India… taking black and white photos and color slides. Later I have taken again color photos around Iran, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, USA and Mexico… And now, with a huge archive, I'm still taking photos almost in all fields.

Since 1999, I'm working on artistic-literal-cultural website,
www.Caroun.com.

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