Nima Taradji was born in Iran, grew up in France, and then moved to the US where he attended college in Texas. After graduation he moved to California and now resides in Chicago, Illinois. When he retired as an attorney, he decided to pick up what he wanted to do ever since he was a kid and was walking around with a plastic camera his dad had given him. Now, as a documentary photographer he pays particular attention to the cultural, social and political landscape of our society and photographs issues he finds important. He sees his camera as a tool that gives him an excuse to go places, see people and to explore the world and learn about people, issues and places with which he is unfamiliar. He views photography as a learning experience, with seemingly no end in sight. His photographs have been published in various national and international magazines and periodicals including: The Washington Post, The New York Times' Lens Blog, CNN amongst others.