Neda Abghari, is a photographer, a curator, and an arts advocate native to Atlanta. For over a decade she has used her experience in the arts, education, community, and commerce to connect, engage, and inform communities through the cultivation of strategic partnerships locally and nationally for the promotion of the Arts and social activism.
Neda's environmental and commercial portraits strive to bridge gaps and build intimate connections between her subjects and her viewers. Her work can be seen in Atlanta Magazine, Miami Magazine, New York Magazine, Paste, Sense & Style, TimeOut New York, and USA Today. Her portraits have been featured in numerous exhibitions and have been commissioned for private collections nationwide
As a curator, she has produced numerous exhibitions and has placed dozens of artists nationwide with commercial brands including the likes of Cuervo 1800, Bloomingdales, Details Magazine, AFROPUNK music festival, and SCOPE International Contemporary Arts Fair.
Neda is an avid arts advocate. In 2011 she founded The Creatives Project (TCP) an award winning Artist-in-Residency Program. Under her leadership the organization has supported over 40 artists through free studio space, subsidized housing, and career development training and over 200 underserved youth through one-on-one professional artist mentorship.
As a founding board member of ACT/ART, she worked in partnership with The White House to bring contemporary art to the forefront of public policy. She is Atlanta’s first Arts and Culture leader to participate in the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship through which she strengthens transatlantic ties with global leaders to shape the future of the Arts and public policy, locally,
nationally, and internationally. She is currently a member of the Fulton County Public Art Committee, Art Leaders of Metro Atlanta and has contributed as an advisor, lecturer, juror and panelist for the likes of The Georgia Department of Education, the High Museum of Art, Emory University, University of Georgia, Creative Loafing, The Atlanta Regional Commission, and The White House.
Neda is an unstoppable breast cancer survivor.