Biography
I’m a photographer based in London. I concentrate on portraits and street photography. I’ve had solo shows in London and Belfast (for more details please see below). Shadowlands, a monograph of my photographic work, is available from Black Dog Publishing. Recent group shows include the Tehran Biennale, Iran (2017) and ArtStart, showcasing emerging artists at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2017).

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Nava’s photography work “negotiates ‘the foreign’ within everyday life…. An air of curiosity saturates these images, showing their real intimacy and the utter distance of them from each other. Present and past, invention and community, failure and tradition, melancholy and distance, anger and intimacy all find a place in the pictures without closure... It is the ‘something’ that aches to speak within these images.
David Bate, photographer & critic
PHOTOGRAPHY
Exhibitions
StartArt Fair, Saatchi Gallery, 2016
Iran Biennale 2016
Abadan Art Museum 2016
Print Room, London 2014 (solo show)
Voies Off Festival, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, France, 2012
V22 Summer Club, London, 2012
Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, 2012
Bursa International Fotofest, Turkey, 2012
Sir James Mathews Building, Southampton, 2011
Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Flamengowas, Brazil, 2011
Belfast Exposed, Belfast, 2010 (solo show)
James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, 2010
London Gallery West, London, 2009 (solo show)
The Biscuit Factory, London, 2009
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2007-08
ULIS Photography Festival 2007, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
IFSAK International Istanbul Biennial of Photography, Turkey, 2006
Saarijärvi Museum, Finland, 2006
Blekinge Museum, Sweden, 2005
291 Gallery, London, 2005
Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland, 2004

Publications
Monograph, Black Dog Publishing, 2011
Flux Magazine, 2011
Portfolio – Contemporary Photography in Britain, 2006
Creative Review, CD-ROM 33, 1998
FILM
Festival Prizes
Best Documentary, CortoCinema Film Festival, Rome, 1997
Audience Prize: Best Film, Halloween Film Society, London, 1997
Audience Prize: Best Film, Maremma International Documentary Film Festival, Italy, 1997
Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1996
Second Prize, CortoImola Short Film Fest Bologna, 1996

Festival/Museum Screening
ULIS Photography Festival, Istanbul, 2007
Manchester International Short Film Festival, 2003
International Short Film Festival, Berlin, 2003
Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia, 2004
Milano Film Festival, Italy, 2004
ICA Cinematheque, London, 1998

TV Screenings
Image Union, WTTW/Chicago TV, 2007
The Other Side, Channel 4, 2001