Kamal was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1964. In 1998 he moved to Canada. During his youth, which was marked by revolution, he fell in love with photography. He discovered his interest for documentary photography during the Iran-Iraq war, which resulted in him being drafted into the army. After the war, under the mentorship of Chehrenegar, a renowned Iranian photographer, his interest in photography grew leading him to pursue it professionally.
In 2003, Kamal moved to Montreal, where he not only had an opportunity to learn French but to also dedicate himself to the visual arts, primarily in long-term documentary photography and filmmaking.
His intimate long-term documentary work with Stanley Lewis, a renowned Quebecois sculptor, garnered Kamal recognition from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where he was exhibited in 2006. In 2007 he was also invited by Galerie Espace Arts de Feu to do an exhibition on his work.
Kamal's works have been published in a variety of Iranian, North American, and European books, magazines, and newspapers. His work has also been displayed internationally in individual and collective exhibitions and can be found in several public and private collections. In his most recent exhibition, in the Museum of Masters and Artisans of Quebec, he had an opportunity to show his long-term documentary photography comparing the life of the Indigenous people in Canada to the Nomads of Iran. This long-term documentary has inspired him to pursue work on a variety of new exhibitions.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has started work on many different projects regarding Covid-19, including projects titled My Ghost Town, Seeking Solace in the 21st Century, and The INDETERMINATE ENCOUNTERS.
2019 EXIL– PEUPLES D’ICI ET D’AILLEURS, Museum of Masters and Artisans of Quebec, Exhibition from May 4 to 26, 2019. MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
2019 Black Colored, Haan Art gallery, , July, 2019, Iran, Shiraz.
2019 EXIL– PEUPLES D’ICI ET D’AILLEURS, SACRED FIRE PRODUCTIONS, Exhibition from June 4th to July 28th, 2019. MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
2016 Landscapes, Views and Perspectives. Mount- Royal Park, Chalet du Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec. May 9 to October 30, 2016.
2016 Pure Presence, Negahe-no Art Gallery, Isfahan, Iran.
2016 Pow-Wow, Vesal Art Gallery, Shiraz, Fars, Iran.
2014 First Nations: Proud of our heritage! Aboriginal Arts Fair, Holiday Inn Montreal Midtown, 420 Sherbrooke West, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
2014 First Nations: Proud of our heritage! UQAM , MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
2013 Date December 6, 2013 - September 28, 2014. SNOW: A group exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. An exhibition created by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum. OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA.
2010 Brother Andre, Cote-des-Neiges Community Center, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
2010 Horizons and contrasts Mekic Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2009 AN IMPOSING CITADEL, MAISON DE LA CULTURE DE CÔTE DES NEIGES, MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA
2009 Haunting and Intriguing Light in Quebec, Shiraz Azad University, Shiraz, Fars, Iran
2009 IRAN AND INDIA, Mekic Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2008 Contact Photography Festival, Between Memoir and History, Toronto, ON, Canada,
2006 Stanley Lewis as seen by Kamal, Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal salon des amis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 2007, Stanley Lewis as seen by Kamal, Galerie Espace Arts de Feu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2003 A Canadian's View of the World, an Iranian's view of Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada
2002 Art Exhibit annually by the Canada day Committee Calgary & Area. Calgary, AB, Canada
2002 Mysteries of Iran An Enduring Empire, Calgary, AB, Canada
2001 Remembering Persepolis Images From Iran, Calgary, AB, Canada
2001 The People and Architecture of Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada
2001 Collection of Red Flowers in spring in Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada
2000 The People and Ancient Architecture of Iran. Calgary, AB, Canada
1999 Ancient Buildings and the Iranian People
1999 A New Millennium: Multicultural and Spiritual Insights. Calgary, AB, Canada
1999 Flowers and Old Gardens Slide Show Accompanied by live music
1999 Abstract Photography and Nature of Iran
1998 The Gallery art and design, Shiraz, Iran, View of Kurdistan and Kurdish
1997 The sketch Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, View of old Shiraz
1994 International Exhibition Photography, Buras Turkey
1994 First Festival of the War Handicapped, Photography, Tehran, Iran
1994 Second Festival of Sooreh, Tehran, Iran
1994 Forth Festival of Youth Cinema Association, Shiraz, Iran
1994 First Seminar of, Views of Fars Province, Shiraz, Iran
1993 Active Participation in Polish International Exhibition Warsaw, Poland
1993 Salon International D’Art Photography, Orleans, France
1993 First Festival of Youth Cinema Association, Ahvaz, Iran