Solmaz Daryani is an Iranian documentary photographer currently based in both Iran and the UK. She is a grantee of the Magnum Foundation and the National Geographic Society and a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo. Her work mainly focuses on exploring the themes of climate change and water crisis, with a keen interest in human relationships with the environment, communities, and cultures.
Solmaz's ongoing project, The Eyes of Earth, has received multiple accolades, including the 2015 London Magnum Photos Grant, the 2020 Alexandra Boulat scholarship, the 2018 PhotogrVphy Grant, and the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award.
She graduated from Tabriz University with a degree in computer science in 2011 and later pursued her passion for photography through self-study. She also continued her education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) in 2020.
Solmaz Daryani's work has been recognized and published by numerous international publications, including National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Atlas Obscura, Foreign Policy Magazine, L'OBS Magazine, Le Monde, and Polka Magazine. Her work has also been featured in various Iranian newspapers and publications.