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Alborz Kamalizad

Visual Journalist (he/him)

I love to think about how images and text work together to create meaning. An image by itself leaves so much unsaid. The written word alone, no matter how skilled the writer, can’t describe the particular way a person’s brow furrows. I work with the LAist newsroom to bridge these two ways of describing the world and in the process hope to help create a deeper understanding of our fellow Angelenos.

In the past I’ve worked as a visual artist moving fluidly between animation, documentary, photography, illustration, and graphic design. I’ve created video journalism for Mother Jones Magazine and worked on various forms of content for the United Nations, The Nature Conservancy, The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles, the Getty, and Fusion TV.

Born on the other side of the globe in Iran, I marvel at the journey of my parents’ lives which brought me here. That journey has demonstrated to me that we all contain infinite identities within us. How do those identities live with one another in a single person? And knowing that, how does each single individual live and thrive with everyone else in our ever-expanding neighborhood?

Stories by Alborz Kamalizad

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