Lea Mandana is a documentary photographer.

She grew up with two cultures: French and Iranian. She became an architect in Paris where she focused her studies on the link between ruins and the imaginary. Her vision was influenced at first by memories of her grandfather's cinema in Tehran.

She has been working in Iraq since November 2015, using photography to explore the fragility and paradoxes in war.


Nomination for Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo (2017)
30 Under 30: Women Photographers (2017)


"Populations and exiles in time of war", Sciences Po Paris, March 9th 2017


The Popping Club - Rome, Italy, from September 30 to October 30, 2017
Red Lebanese - Montreuil, France, from March 31 to April 2, 2017


Fisheye Magazine
La Croix
Grazia Italy
Le Monde des Religions (Le Monde)
Grazia France
Bloomberg Businessweek
Girls on Film zine

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