Goga Bayat, Photographer, Writer.
She started her work in film productions in 1987, in Iran. There were only two women among 40 men, who’d chosen still photography as their profession. She began her career at a time when women had to stand up and fight for their right to social standing. Now, as a freelance photographer she has worked on over 25 films, series, short films and plays. Some of them received many international awards. “The circle”, directed by Jaffar Panahi, won The Golden Lion award from the Venice International Film Festival in 2002 that led solo exhibition on Goga’s stills in Parma Theatre Gallery in Parma, Italy, 2003. “Hidden half” directed by Tahmineh Milani was nominated in 2001 in human rights category on The Political Film Society, (USA). The script of the film was published in a book based on goga’s photographs.
Goga’s fascinations with what goes on “In the back of people’s minds” led to four solo exhibitions in Tehran and one in Parma Italy. These exhibitions brought her great reviews.
In addition she has had five group exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and more than 20 group exhibitions in Iran.

Goga is one of the founders of the Iranian Society of Still Photographers and has been an active member since 1997. She has been a member of IATSE since 2003.
Goga Bayat,as a wtiter, her very first novel, Eve's Unique Situation, was published in Iran in 2013 and her second novel " The Narrator's Tale Narrated by The Onlooking Narrator" was published in fall 2015.