Hosam Katan, was born 1994 in Aleppo, Syria. He started his career in the age of 17 working as a photographer for Aleppo Media Center. At 2013 he started to cover the conflict in Syria as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well as for different international magazines and newspapers. His photos were published in major publications include: New York Times, Washington post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, , The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Mail, NewsWeek, , Le Monde, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications around the world.
At the beginning of 2016 he moved to Germany, he has studied for one and half year photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. At the end of 2017 he has published his photobook „Yalla Habibi. Living with War in Aleppo“ the book is published Kehrer Verlag. And currently he’s working on long terms projects and stories about society’s issues and displacement people.
During his life career he has received many international awards include: the Ian Parry 2014 (category: Special Award) , the Ian Parry Award 2015 (category: highly commended), the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis for journalism 2016 (category: special award), Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation the photography award 2016 (category: special award) Künstlerhilfe e.V. grant 2016, Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre 2016 nominated, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017 categories: professional book, documentary – silver professional press, war – bronze, Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 category: emerging talent and Meitar Photo Award 2017 shortlist. He has exhibited his work in many different cities and countries: Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Paris, Marseille, Bayeux, London, Moscow, Ostrava, California.