Nasrollah Kasraian was born in Khorramabad, in 1944. He took an interest in photography already as a young man, but it was not until his second year at Law school in Teheran that he met a French photographer who inspired him with new ideas and techniques in nature photography.
During his 4-year imprisonment as a political prisoner (1971-74) Kasraian studied a lot on photography and arts, amongst others he translated Feiniger's "The Complete Photographer" into Persian. Out of prison he started working as a photographer and undertook long journeys, during which he studied and documented the rural and nomadic life in Iran, motifs which hadn't been worked on before.
Until now he has published more than 20 photo books (three of them published abroad), covering all parts of Iran. His most successful publications are "Our Homeland Iran", "Nomads of Iran", "Kurds of Iran","Turkmans of Iran","Baluchistan" and "Architecture of Iran". Kasraian's works have been published in numerous international magazines such as GEO, Grands reportages, Animan and Altair, accompanied by exhibitions in Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Great Britain. Many of his books contain complementing scientific essays by his wife and ethnologist Ziba Arshi.
Nasrollah Kasraian has three daughters and lives in Tehran.