I am an Iranian photographer living in the UK since 2013. My work resonates my being in this very moment, a reflection of what is happening around me and my journey through life and things that I live or struggle with, things from my past and present. I have a strong connection with my past but I am living now so trying to make sense of both in my life. My work is mainly about memory and displacement and that is because I’ve always felt displaced and have always lived with my memories from home or past in general. Things that can not be seen and it is only on someone’s head. I’d like to make art that engage people and invite them to participate in my process so they become part of my journey.

My practice has changed from documentary photography to more social engaged practice. Giving the power of image making to people so they can express themselves by photography and tell their own stories. In recent years I have incorporated sculptures ( displaced objects ), to my work that engages people in conversation.

I am currently developing my social practice using photogray and working war veterans suffering from PTSD.

Education :

University of Arts London , Master degree on Documentary photography and photojournalism 2013.

 

Exhibitions:

2019 Stamps to Elsewhere, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK.

2019 Stamps to Elsewhere, Journeys Festival, Leicester, UK.

2018 Stamps to Elsewhere, Look up Project, Journeys Festival, Leicester, UK.

2018 Kamre – e – Faoree, B-Side Festival, Dorset. St George’s church.

2018 Afghan Camera, Tate Modern, London, UK.

2018  Shahre Farang, Circulation Festival, Paris, France.     

2017  Shahre Farang, Format Festival ”Habitat”, Small Print Company, Derby.   

2017  Shahre Farang, Journey Festival International, Leicester.

2017  Shahre Farang, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.  

2017 Shahre Farang and Uncertain, Outpost, Portland.

2017 Shahre Farang, Poole Museum.

2017 Shahre Farang, Dorchester Market, Weymouth.

2017 Shahre Farang, Bridport Market,Weymouth.

2017 Shahre Farang and uncertain, Bournemouth University.

2015  Uncertain, TATE Britain, Digital Sharing event and exhibition.

2015  Uncertain . Format International Festival Derby.

2013  Four Corners Gallery, Matt Roberts Arts Project space, London, UK.

2013  31º LCC MA Photojournalism Final Show, university of arts, London.

2013  SU Gallery, University of Arts, London.

 

Talk:

Format Festival  Quad , Derby  2018.

B-side Assemblies; Theme of Art and Activism, how artists are responding to social and political change in times of crisis.

Platforma Festival, Newcastle and with Counterpoints Arts.

Journey Festival in Leicester; Artist Conversation, Ethics Through a Lens, What are the challenges of capturing personal stories through a lens.

Amnesty International,  London and with Counterpoints Arts.