Photographer Navid Baraty left a career in engineering to pursue his passion in photography and art. His deep curiosity and love of travel has fueled his determination to visit every continent of the Earth, which has led to his particular fondness for capturing dramatic landscapes and cities from above. Navid explores the world always looking for unique perspectives with an eye for the hidden and the unseen.
His images have often been described as poetic, and in his work, he continually aims to capture a sense of place, while subtly conveying the depth of emotion and feeling of a location or culture or people. To Navid, a photograph is more than a framed composition—it’s a passing moment forever frozen in time, an enduring echo of a memory.
Navid’s work has won numerous awards, most recently as one of fifteen winners in the London International Creative Competition. His images have appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide, and have been used in several large-scale installations.
Navid is a contributor to the National Geographic Image Collection, and is available for assignments worldwide.
Clients & Publications
National Geographic • Apple • The Guardian • NPR • CNN • United Airlines • Singapore Airlines • NASA • Lonely Planet • Uber • BMW • Cadillac • Chevrolet • Lincoln Motor Company • WIRED • ABC News • CBS New York • Condé Nast Traveller • Nike • Airbnb • CNET • Popular Photography • PwC • WNYC • Gothamist • Ripley's Believe It or Not! • Architectural Record • StarTalk Radio • The Planetary Society • Men's Journal • FX • Wellington International Airport • Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport • San Francisco Magazine • Seattle Business Magazine • Seattle Magazine • Seattle Repertory Theatre
May 2018 On the Outside, Berlin Blue Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Apr 2018 Reflections Of A Dream, ROW DTLA,
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2015 Vertical Living, PIX 2015, Seattle, WA
2014–2015 Intersection, New York City Subway, Bowling Green station, New York, NY
Oct 2012 Yo Creo!, The Hub, Bogotá, Colombia
May 2012 Tokyo-Ga, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 2012 FotoDC, Washington DC Metro, Crystal City station, Washington, D.C.
Dec 2011 The Greatest Grid, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Dec 2011 APA San Francisco Something Personal, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Jun 2010 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Aug 2009 The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA
Lectures & Workshops
Jan 2019 Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA
Nov 2016 The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
Jul 2016 The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
Jul 2014 The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Nov 2013 Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Oct 2012 Labloom School of Visual Arts, Bogotá, Colombia