Omid Memarian is a journalist and has contributed extensively to the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and the Daily Beast, and has published Op-Ed pieces in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Time.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Politico and OpenDemocracy.
A World Peace Fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2007-2009), he is the recipient of a “Human Rights Defender Award” (2005), the highest honor given by the Human Rights Watch. As an analyst, he has appeared on MSNBC, NBC, BBC, and Aljazeera amongst others.
Memarian is passionate about art and is an active observer of emerging international photographers and painters.
His own photos were included in an book compilation, “The Great Recession” (2008), published by UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the editor of Sketches of Iran (2013), a collection of 40 cartoons and essays.
Latest posts by Omid Memarian from April, 2019
Material Culture art exhibition communicates deep personal experiences to transcend cultural borders
The exhibition features the work of five Iran-born artists who use “nonrepresentational forms” and a range of materials to create a visual language that communicates deep personal experiences and transcends borders.
For Spanish photographers Anna P. Cabrera and Angel Albarrán, memory and beauty are the three pillars of their professional approach to their art.