About Me

Golriz Khanalizadeh

Welcome to My Gallery!

This is Iran's Beautiful Nature through my lens.
My name is Golriz Khanalizadeh, a nature lover, photographer, and environmentalist. I was born and live in Tehran. I studied chemistry and worked as a laboratory expert for a few years, but my passion for nature and adventure changed my career path. I started landscape photography as my specialized genre in 2012. To explore the pristine and beautiful scenery of Iran, I made many trips all around the country which were difficult, instructive, and enjoyable.

Iran has a high geographical diversity. From the north to the south, you encounter different landscapes. From high mountains to vast deserts, from rocky shores to dense forests and flowery plains. The desert was the first place that fascinated me and I focused on capturing its unique landscape for two years. The result was my solo exhibition entitled "Forms In The Desert" which was well received by the audience.

To better understand the characteristics of Iran's nature, I participated in training courses for ecotourism guides. This made me realize that environmental conditions are very fragile and are threatened by various factors.
I believe that we will love what we know and will protect what we love, therefore I try to introduce the natural attractions of Iran to the world and I hope that my photos will create a desire to protect and love this natural heritage in the hearts of the audience. I dedicate this collection to my husband who is my best friend and companion on the journey of life. It was impossible to capture these moments without his kind presence. Thanks for your visit and hope you enjoy it!


The EOS 5D Mark II Camera
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens


Noornegar Second Photo Festival - 1st Place - Iran - 2015
Third International Photo Salon Plovdiv - APB Gold medal and Incentive diploma - Bulgaria - 2016
National Photo Festival Deep Look - 2nd Place - Iran - 2016
XLIV Trofeo Gipuzkoa International - FIAP Silver Medal - Spain - 2016
5th Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography - Kamal-ol-Molk Silver Medal - Iran - 2018
International Photography Awards (IPA) - Honorable Mention - The United States - 2021
Victor Polynsky International Exhibition of Photography - Honorable Mention - 2022
Several photos accepted at international photo festivals
Member of National Iranian Photographers' Society


Photo Group Exhibition - Iranian Photographers House - 2012
1Pix Photo Group Exhibition and Book - Iranian Artists Forum -2015
Solo Exhibition - "Forms In The Desert" - Niavaran Cultural Center - 2015
Photo Group Exhibition - Negah Photo Society - International Exhibition of Digital Cameras - 2016
Photo Group Exhibition - The fifth period of Ten Days With Photographers - Iranian Artists Forum - 2016
Photo Group Exhibition and Book of Top works - Noornegar Second Photo Festival -Tehran - 2015
Photo Group Exhibition and Book of Top works - Deep Look National Photo Festival - Bojnord - 2016
Photo Group Exhibition and Book of Top works - Noornegar 4th Photo Festival - Tehran - 2017
Photo Group Exhibition and Book of Top works - 5th khayyam international exhibition of photography - Tehran - 2017
Photo Group Exhibition and Book of Top works - Noornegar 5th Photo Festival - Tehran - 2018

The jury committee

The first photo contest “Autumn in Tehran” Dec 2020