About Mali Pooyabahar

My photography journey began some 35 years ago in Tehran. While in college, I took black-and-white photos with my Canon A1 camera. During subsequent years, as a wife, mother, family devotee, free spirited feminist, and curious explorer, my interest in photography developed into an avocation and a wider appreciation of the arts.

My years in the United States have afforded me opportunities to take photo-related classes at colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Orange County Area. My avocation has progressed into more of a passion, perhaps even a sense of calling. I am equally engaged in whatever story I seek to tell through my pictures while always including my Iranian heritage with my recent California experiences.