Ali Motamedi is an Iranian-American emerging freelance writer and street photographer. He has been writing essays and short stories for Iranian-American monthly and seasonal magazines including Peyk magazine in California ( and Persian Life magazine in New York City ( He has been a frequent contributor to Iranian literary journals such as Hamshahridastan magazine (, among others. He started a weekly Persian creative writing group in Manhattan, NYC for Farsi speakers in Summer 2018. His first book which includes 20 essays on 8 years of living as an immigrant in the U.S. was published on January 2019.

He has been taking technical courses and joining photo discussion groups at School of Visual Arts (SVA) and International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. He has been writing photography notes for a locally recognized weekly magazine named Milan in his hometown, Mashhad, and some popular online Persian art groups such as PersianLikes, and Herfeh.honarmand (one of the most widely read Art Quarterly Magazines in Iran). His photography work was displayed in a group exhibition named “228” at Silk Road Art Galley in Tehran in June 2018. A photography book was published with the same name (

He contributed as a volunteer photographer to Red Cross America for Youth Leadership Conference in Summit, NJ in Summer 2017
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