Ramin Rahimian is a talented self taught photographer who was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran and currently based in Petaluma, California. Ramin received his B.A. in political science and international relations from University of California, Berkeley. Rahimian shoots a lot of portrait, animals and documentary photography.

The uglier the better. Since the 1978, ugly dogs from all around the world have come to the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California to be crowned World’s Ugliest Dog. The contest is the antithesis of a beauty pageant. Still, each dog is treated like royalty and the admiration of all the ugly creates a new standard of beauty – for a few hours.