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 July, 2020
"In my photography, I explore this [Orientalist] space, whether mental or physical, and interrogate its role in gender identity-making, while engaging with centuries of cultural heritage and artistic practices."
"We owe thanks to this wonderful continent that allows us not only to exist but also to give lessons, even if some people want to push us into the corner."