Kourosh Keynejad (Epsom, England 03/17/1990 - )


Explorer. Environmentalist. Anthropologist. Artist.

Kourosh Keynejad has channeled global citizenship, cultural traversing and insatiable wanderlust into a professional career as a photographer, capturing the sights and moments that connect humans to one another and the natural world. His eye for creation and beauty, immersion into diverse cultures and passion for environmental conservation is translated into evocative, memorable imagery that deeply inspires and resonates with people from all walks of life worldwide.

Kourosh’s life prior to professional photography provided a foundation of skills and experiences that deeply influenced his perspective and creative path. Born and raised in the English countryside, Kourosh moved between the US and the UK throughout most of his youth. He studied international affairs and finance at university, quickly developing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge about the connections we share as a global community. After university, he worked in operational management for several prestigious manufacturing firms throughout the US and Europe. Travel has always been a constant and has become second nature to Kourosh, having traveled to 55 countries and 5 continents to date.

While photography was always a hobby as his mother gave him a camera at a young age, it did not become a full-fledged passion until a sabbatical from his financial services career took him on an unforgettable journey. In 2016, he traveled to the Far East for the first time, and went on to spend 7 months in Asia, exploring sacred, fragile ecosystems and colorful communities in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan.

In addition to photography and traveling the world, Kourosh is passionate about Muay Thai boxing and backcountry skiing.

Kourosh currently resides in New York.

Exhibited by

Work Selection

 Kourosh Keynejad - 90 Percent Below

90 Percent Below

 Kourosh Keynejad - Blue and Black Braids

Blue and Black Braids

 Kourosh Keynejad - Frozen Alley

Frozen Alley

 Kourosh Keynejad - Macro Melt

Macro Melt