Fataneh Dadkhah was born in Tehran in 1952. She graduated from College of Mass Communications and Social Sciences, in Tehran.
She pioneered stage photography, as an artistic discipline in Iran, with 20 years of experience in capturing images and documenting the re-birth of Iranian theater, after 1979. Her book Theater Photography published in 1983 by Dramatic Arts Center in Iran. Since 2001, she started travelling inside and outside Iran and experiencing snapshot photography. She has been featured in many prominent publications, including, The Washington Post, in 2002 and The French edition of Elle Magazine In 2000, as a contemporary Iranian artist and photographer.
In 2002 she was honoured by the Lincoln Center in New York, as they asked her to exhibit her works, in two different venues, to further support the Tazieh and modern productions that they were hosting from Iran.
She was also honoured by Iranian – American Technology council, in Washington D.C. in December 2003.