Mahdi Barchian is a documentary photographer based in Gorgan, Iran. By early 2010, Mahdi started his journey of visual storytelling as a freelancer. In 2017, he joined NVP Images, the Canadian photo agency as an Associate Photographer. Barchian's work is mostly focused on humanitarian issues such as refugee crises, internal migration, and climate change. To pursue his ambition he has traveled widely in the Middle East region and covered various stories across different communities and cultures.