I was born in Arak,Iran . My interest in photography dates back to my childhood, when my uncle worked as Hamshahri Newspaper’s photographer and also had a personal studio. I often paid zealous visits to his photography studio to satisfy my curiosity about a negative and how it got printed. My father was a mount-climber as well as a photographer, and the presence of a camera in our house meant a double invitation to taking photos. I started photography with negatives and my father’s Zenit at age ten. And my first experience was taking photographs of landscapes during family trips. The first film roll was, however, not that satisfactory for me! There was a total frame burn, because the film roll had been overexposed to light through a crack in the camera. After photographing landscapes, I turned to historical monuments of Iran. During high school, I won the first position of a photography contest in our district. Then I was admitted to a major in Information Technology, but quit it later on to wholeheartedly focus on my hobby-horse, which was photography, and pursued it as a professional career. At the beginning, I took photographs for photo magazines and was poorly paid. As I gradually broadened my experience in architectural and promotional photography with the help of my masters, I slogged my way through the profession. You can find  certificates and patents in the following pages,.


Here you can view my patents and certificates the most important of which is an Art Certificate issued by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.


Of the most enjoyable activities I have experiences in the last two years are perhaps my voluntary collaboration with charity NGOs like MAHAK (society to support children suffering from cancer) and Hemophilia Organization of Iran.

Parham Raoufi Mahak Charity


I started my career with producing photographic content for periodicals, and am still doing so. In the following section, you can find a sample of my photographs printed in the international VIVA Magazine. Expressing altruism through my profession is a personal duty for me and I thank God for the opportunity and the honor of public service.