Elham Kalantari


Visual arts is my passion, and through various visual artistic tools, I am able to bring my messages to life. My work speaks to the overlapping of personal and societal issues, to portray deep observations of the culture.



BA, Photography | JAN. 2009 - JUL. 2013

Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran

GPA: 16.65 (OUT OF 20)


Pre-University Degree, Art | OCT. 2006 - JUN. 2007

Mirmohammadi Pre-university School, Yazd, Iran

GPA: 17.02 (OUT OF 20)


Art School Diploma, Painting| OCT. 2004 - JUL. 2006

Meybod Fine Arts School, Yazd, Iran

GPA: 17.35 (OUT OF 20)

Work experiences:

Photographer and graphic designer at PR cosmetics company, Istanbul, Turkey

Oct. 2020 - present

Freelance beauty and fashion photographer, Tehran, Iran

APR. 2019 -  NOV. 2019

Photographer and commercial video maker, "Kalleh, Moon Lounge Restaurant, Captain" brands, Tehran, Iran

MAR. 2018 - MAR. 2019

Jewelry photographer, Sansovan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

SEP. 2018 - FEB. 2019

Industrial photographer, Sarmad Iron & Steel Co., Yazd, Iran

JUN. 2018 - JAN. 2019

Photographer, "Memesis" film by Ainaz Alipour, Tehran, Iran

NOV. 2017

Photographer and Stylist, Lotus Brand, Mahla Zamani Fashion House, Tehran, Iran

AUG. 2016 - AUG. 2017

Photographer, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

AUG. 2015 - MAR. 2015

Photography assistant, Prof. Motarjemzadeh, Photography workshop, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran

JUL. 2014 - AUG. 2016

Photographer, "A Story for a Romance" film by Mostafa Kushki, Tehran, Iran

AUG. 2013 - OCT. 2013

Teaching experiences:

Photography tutor, Tehran, Iran

MAY. 2019 – Present


Fundamentals of Art & photography, Raha Learning House, Tehran, Iran

SEP. 2017 - JUL. 2018


Selected group exhibitions:

Censorship, Tehran University of Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

JUN. 2013 


Architecture photography, Tehran University of Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

JUN. 2012

Software skills:

Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)

Adobe Lightroom (Advanced)

Adobe Premiere (Advanced)

Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)

Adobe InDesign (Intermediate)

TouchDesigner (Experienced)

Resolume Arena (Experienced)



Hands-on skills:





cloth design


Persian (Native)

English (Advanced)





Fashion Design