ShahreFarang explores memories of home working with Iranians now living in exile in the UK. This project seeks to show a different perspective on this forced migration, a more personal side to the anonymous view we see in the media in the UK. It shares the experience of a number of asylum seekers who may never be able to set foot in their homeland again. Berahman has asked them to describe where they would go if they could go back home and has then worked with a network of photographers based in Iran to recreate these visual memories.
Series of hand tinted photographic portraits of Portland residents taken in places that have a special connection for them – those new to the island as well as those from a longer lineage. Created using his self-built Afghan Camera Box/kamra-e-faoree, this traditional method of photography creates space for subjects to connect slowly with their surroundings, sharing memories, thoughts and exploring relationships to place and what it means to be from somewhere. Portraits are hand coloured, adding to the timeless quality of the image.