Photographer at VII Agency and Regional Director of VII Academy, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ziyah Gafić is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Sarajevo focusing on societies locked in a perpetual cycle of violence, and on Muslim communities around the world. He covered major stories in over 50 countries including conflicts in Chechnya, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan.
Ziyah’s work received many prestigious awards such as multiple awards from World Press Photo, Grand Prix Discovery of the Year at Les Rencontres d’Arles, Hasselblad Masters Award, Visa pour l’Image, Photo District News, Getty Images grant for editorial photography, TED fellowship, Prince Claus grant, National Geographic Society, Pulitzer Center and Magnum Emergency fund grant. His work is regularly published in leading international publications. Ziyah authored several monographs including Troubled Islam – Short Stories From Troubled Societies, Quest for Identity, and most recently, Heartland. Ziyah is a TED speaker and Logan fellow.