Pouya Bahrami was born in 1982 from religious minority and political activists’ parents In Tehran. His childhood was spent during the Iraq-Iran war.
Pouya Bahrami learned the basics of photography (Analog) from his father. Pouya Bahrami started working as a journalist and news-photographer for Sobhe-Emrouz and Aftab-e-Yazd newspapers in Tehran, when he was 17 years old. Pouya was attending the university as well but after three semesters, because his journalist works and article, he was denied continuing his education because he was accused of gatherings and collusion against the Iranian Islamic regime, propaganda against the regime and leader, and insulting Islam and Islamic sanctities.
Pouya Bahrami spent 13 years in prison and exile in Iran. Pouya Bahrami is living in Germany since 2015. He has been involved with the projects in the documentation center of topography-of-terror and this is his first exhibition in Germany.