German Peace Prize for Photography | Nominee

Hamed Sodachi

Tehran / IR



State of war is in contrast to existence and nonexistence. Struggle for existence makes war romantic. In war meanings transform under the shadow of non-existence, and existence transforms the meaning of nothingness.
Everything breathes differently under the ashes of death.
Motivation for war and motivation for peace. But the power and peace-loving nature or women, children and men heads war into a different direction.
The sun rises in the morning, sets in the evening and the seasons change continually against the weariness of those wanting violence. They drag everything towards death. But the fresh buds of jasmine flower again.
I am here. Therefore, I live.


Hamed Sodachi

1984 Tehran, Iran


2008 BA, Visual Arts Education, Science and Culture University, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Blind Spot, O Gallery, Tehran
2016 Ghar Square, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 Bewitched, Vali Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions

2015 Kahrizak, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 Fatigued Hands, Shut Eyes, The , Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 TehRan, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran

2012 Iranian National Biennial of Photography, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran 

2011 Tehran 90, Akskhane Shahr Museum, Tehran, Iran Other Activities

2015 Proclamation, photo street show, Tehran, Iran