My name is Alireza Vafa. I am a person who loves nature, people, and technology. My passion is Astronomy and I highly engaged on different Astronomy activities since 1994. My academic backgrounds are Aerospace Engineering, Space Engineering and Innovation management. With an elective personality, the photography answered me how satisfying my diverse passions.
I seriously pursuing photography since 1998 and since then I love to be one of those photographers who their art works inspire people on the beauty and complexity of the nature.
- Instructor of “Astrophotography” at Nikon Iran, 2017.
- Official photographer of Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy, 2015-2016.
- Invited lecturer of the first TWAN Astrophotography workshop in the Middle East in Zanjan, Iran, 2010.
- Instructor of “Astrophotography” at Night Sky Institution, 2009.
- Instructor of “Astrophotography” at Nojum magazine, 2007.
- Instructor of “Astrophotography” at Physics department of Sharif University of Technology, 2001-2005
- Instructor of different Astronomy topics (Astrophotography, Observational Astronomy, Orbital Mechanics and etc) in Tehran Zaferanieh Observatory, 2001-2004.
- Awarded Photographer of the First Nikon Iran wildlife competition.
- Photographer of notable photo of the International Earth and Sky Photo Contest by photographers in over 30 countries, IYA2009.
- Among 10 top special Astro-photographers of Iran according to Nojum (Iranian Magazine of Astronomy- ISSN 1910-485X) Vol.14- No.149- Page.18.
- Alireza Vafa, Photo of the Mars Opposition, Astronomy Magazine, December 2003.
- Several photos published in Nojum Magazine as Cover photo, in the Text and Readers Gallery.
- Photo Exhibition Alireza Vafa “The Moonlight of Desert”, Sa’dabad Art Gallery, Tehran, Nov. 2005.