Hamed Barchian is an Iranian photojournalist, based in Gorgan, Iran. From 1989 to 2012, and as a self though photographer, he worked with major local Iranian news agencies and dailies, such as Hamshari and Fars News Agency while he was studying computers at university. To pursue his dream of photography, Hamed left university in late 2012 and started to work on more in-depth and on longer documentary projects.
As a result, in the next four years, he received various prestigious local awards, including a win in the Photo of the Year festival in Iran. In 2012, he was selected as one of the 14 talented documentary photographers of Iran under the supervision of the Sarv group. Barchian attended professional documentary photography workshops held by Majid Saeidi, World Press winner and winner of the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award. Later, he attended workshops hosted by NVP Images in Iran. In 2017, he joined NVP Images as an associate photographer.