The experience of walking in betweenness where there is no certainty, the unbalanced feeling of belonging to a place and its people without really being part of it, led me to work on “So Close, Yet So Far”. A book in which, I was interested to focus on the ordinary, the everyday, the functionality of objects and social contradictions. I aimed to use photography as a media which can produce a greater range of imagery to challenge limited framing and limited political and social discourses, since images of Iran often suffer from exoticization, both from inside and outside of Iran, either by “us” or “them”, or by interest of the market.
Appendix is a manipulation of my own pictures. An investigation of “identity” and the issue of “expectation”, or perhaps a debatable question of who makes the representation and what should be represented.