Bio

Younes Mohammad Born in 1968 in Dohuk, Iraq. He’s a Kurdish freelance photographer mostly active on assignments for newspapers, magazines etc.

He spent his life in Iran as a refugee 1974 - 1998, and graduated in MBA University of Tehran.

Photography was his passion but he had no chance to follow it while war situation was still continuing Under Saddam’s time.

In 2011 he quits his jobs and starts his journey as a photographer.  His work has been exhibited internationally and published widely in publications.

He has received numerous awards.

He is now based in Erbil, Iraq.

Awards

2017: Festival Exhibition Grantee Winner - Head On Photo Festival ( Australia)

2017: Honorable Mentions - Social Documentary Network (USA)

2016: Gold Prize Of Conflict  - The Tokyo International Foto award (Japan).

2016: First Prize Of Editorial Professional - The Tokyo International Foto award (Japan). 

2016: Golden Award & First Prize of Decumentary (Story) DorbinNet - Tehran (Iran)

2016: DorbinNet Photojournalism Festival - Tehran (Iran

2016: Masterclass Of Nikon & Foundation Patrick Chauvel (France).

2016: Golden Award - The Best Photographer Of The Year - Hawkar Group  (Iraqi Kurdistan).

2016: Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad (India).

2016: First Prize Of Conflict  - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia).

2016: First Prize Of Editorial Professional - The Moscow International Foto award (Russia). 

2016: Scholarship Winner for 2016 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop (South Africa).

2016: American Photography Book (USA).

2016: Jurors Merit Gallery (USA).

2016: Jury Award The Days Japan International Photojournalism Award (Japan).

2014: Golden Award - Human Rights Ministry - Baghdad (Iraq).

Exhibitions

May 2017: Head On Photo Festival, Sydney Town Hall - Sydney, Australia

April 2017: The Immigration, Visa  & Institut Français, Shanadar - Erbil, Iraq

January 2017: Art by Email, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bothy Gallery - Wakefield, UK

 

September 2016: IPF in  State Art Gallery Madhapur - Hyderabad, India

September 2016: DorbinNet Exhibition in Qasr Museum Garden - Tehran, Iran

August 2016: MIFA Winners Exhibition in Na Kashirke Gallery -Moscow, Russia 

August 2016:  2th Universally of  Yazidis genocide / FPS - Dohuk, Iraq

July 2016:   Days Japan Winners Exhibition - Nagoya, Japan

July 2016: A Scream From Mesopotamia /  Hawkar Group - Yerevan, Armenia

May 2016: An Uncovered Iraq /  Metrography Agency & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq 

 

December 2015: Peshmarga & Garila / Shanadar Gallery - Erbil, Iraq

August 2015: Syrian Daily Life  / Un Ponte Per & UNHCR - Kawargosk Camp, Iraq

August 2015: War Against Terror / Amna Suraka - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

August 2015:  SHANGAL, A Scream From The Mesopotamia -  Tbilisi, Georgia

May 2015: Kurdistan Exhibition / Musume hall / Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

January 2015: Kurdistan 2014 / UKH & France Institute - Erbil, Iraq

 

October 2014: Kurdistan 2014 /  France Institute - Erbil, Iraq

September 2014: Shangal Exhibition / Erbil Shanadar Park, Iraq

May 2014: Photo of the Year / Dorbin net - Tehran, Iran

April 2014: Kurdish Journalism University / Media Gallery - Erbil, Iraq

February 2014: Ministry Of Human Rights - Baghdad, Iraq

February 2014: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Erbil, Iraq

 

December 2013: Water in Kurdistan / Goethe Institute - Erbil, Iraq

July 2013: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Chamchamal, Iraq

June 2013: Iraqi & Germany Photo Exhibition - Erbil,Iraq

June 2013: Dohuk Photo Society  - Dohuk, Iraq

June 2013: Thi Qar - Naseriya, Iraq

June 2013: Dar- Alkafil Printing - Karbala, Iraq

May 2013: Elite Exhibition / Iraqi Photo Society - Baghdad, Iraq

April 2013: The 115th Anniversary of The Kurdish journalism - Erbil, Iraq

April 2013: Ministry of Culture - Raniya, Iraq

April 2013: Erbil International Fair - Erbil, Iraq

March 2013: Nawroz Exhibition - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

March 2013: Dream Of Backing Home -  Derik, Syria

March 2013: Halabja After 23 years - Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Halabja, Iraq

March 2013: Dance Of Colors - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

March 2013: Photo 24 / Acadimos Center - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

February 2013: This Time Domiz - Erbil, Iraq

January 2013: 9th Kurdistan Photo Society Exhibition - Erbil, Iraq

 

December 2012: International Duhok Photo Festival - Dohuk, Iraq

March 2012: Metrography Exhibition - Erbil, Iraq

March 2012: 9th IPC - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq