Babak Kazemi (b. 1983) is a self-taught photographer from Tehran. His hometown, Ahvaz, located near the first-discovered oil well in the Middle East and greatly affected during the Iran-Iraq war, is a recurring subject in his work. He uses collage techniques immersed in petroleum products, sometimes called “petroleum printing”. His works have appeared in numerous publications, in solo exhibitions in Tehran including at the Homa, Silkroad, and Mehrva galleries, and in over fifty group and individual exhibitions in Iran and around the world.