Javid Nikpour, born 1976 in Tehran, Iran, is a documentary and sports photographer focusing on less-noticed stories, narrating them from a personal perspective. Serving as the photo manager for Iranian photographers in several Olympic and Asian Games, he holds an Art first-grade diploma, equivalent to a PhD in Art. In 2016, he founded Podium Photos Group, emphasizing personal narrative and sports documentary photography, particularly capturing social issues within the world of sports.


  • 2024: First place in the POY Asia Sports Action category
  • 2023: Showcased at the prestigious Rencontres d’ArlesPhotography Festival – Night of the Year event in Arles, France.
  • 2022: AIPS Media Award excellence
  • 2019: Grand Prix and 1st place at the Paris Sport Photo Festival
  • 2016, 2018 & 2022: 1st place of IPPY (Iran press photo of the year) in Sports Single & Story Sports
  • 2016: The best place in the 8th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts
  • 2016: Award of Excellence in 73rd POYI winners
  • 2015: First and third place in Istanbul Photo Awards in Sports Story
  • 2009: Top members of Eleventh Iran Photo Biennial
  • 2009: 1st place in the Photo Sports Festival of Iran