I am an Iranian documentary photographer, based in Italy.
Photography for me is a way of investigating the daily life of different groups and communities in the context of environmental, political, economic and social change. My work aims at visualizing the impact of human activity, ways of adaptation, and diversity of lifestyles.
I strive to explore the depths of human intimacy photographed from within through my own intimate relationship with the subjects, capturing the emotion they transmit and their surroundings.

To commission a project, purchase a print, license an image or for more info: soheila.sanamno@gmail.com

Honours and Awards


This-Ability, YOUMANITY Photography Award Finalist

Participant of the 2018-2019 Women Photograph Mentorship Class


IWPA, The International Women Photographers Association. Finalist


Finalist Sheed Award. Sheed Award is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental photography award that goes to social documentary photographers annually. Founded in 2010 the award is known to encourage and promote social documentary among Iranian photographers.


Awarded in Berlin by the MiCT’s (Media in Cooperation and Transition) the “Open Eye Medal” which honours journalistic excellence.


First place in section “Appearance of the city of Tabriz” in the 5th National Photography Festival of Firoozeh 2014, Tabriz, Iran. (The National Photography Festival of Firoozeh is the first live contest in Iran, which brings together documentary photographers in the city of Tabriz )