Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, born in 1969 in Tehran, Iran, graduated in Photography from Azad Univeristy in Tehran. Hooshmandzadeh currently works for several newspapers as a photojournalist in Iran: Gozaresh e Rooz Newspaper (works as a photo-editor), Isatis Monthly Magazine, Asia Newspaper and Goonagoon Newspaper (works as a photo-editor)) and abroad (Reuters, Panos Picture Agency, Polfoto Agency). He is most famous for his photographic series ‘Café Shooka’ and ‘Teahouse’. He published a compilation of short stories "Two Dots" was published in April 2000 and "When two Sundays meet" was published in April 2001. A compilation of short notes "Alcohollypsis" was published in February 2004. He is also one of the founding members of 135 PHOTOS agency in Iran. Photographs by Peyman have appeared in several personal and group exhibitions in Tehran: at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Photography Biennal and the Silk Road Gallery in Tehran. Two times in 1999 and 2000 has won the annual Press Photography Festival award in Tehran.
In November 2007 he participated in the First Biennale of Images of the World (Photoquai), organized by Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.