Hadi Salehi

Artist Biography

Hadi Salehi is a master of the art of analog photography. Salehi’s images capture diverse portraits that are powerful and soft, leaving a haunting quality that lingers in the psyche. Salehi seeks to create a collective awareness as a cultural messenger through his images, revealing quiet truths through his process-intensive works. With a career that spans more than 40 years, Salehi has closely documented cultural innovators such as Keith Haring, as well as developed an expansive body of analog, digital, film, and mixed media works. Hadi Salehi is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Select Artworks


Shiva Loka, 2019
Edition of 3 +2 AP
Layered Analog Negative Silver Print
40 x 38 in

The Meadow, 2008
Layered inkjet print hand-calligraphed by the artist
56 x 42 in


Twins- Calligraphed, 2006
Inkjet Hand Calligraphed by the Artist
40×30 in


Memory Written Not Forgotten, 1998
(1/3 + 1 AP)
Type C Agfa, Analog Print
24 x 20 in

Select Exhibitions

Holiday Hang 2021

December 18th, 2021 – January 8th, 2022

Hadi Salehi: SOUL

artist solo exhibition

Once Upon a Time

2021 Group Exhibition

PHOTO LA – 2020

Dariush Nehdaran, Hadi Salehi, & Shadi Yousefian

LAYERS – 2019

a Solo Exhibition by Hadi Salehi

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