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Family Portraits (2015)

Family Portraits (2015)

How do we understand multiple displacements, (un)belongings, and exclusions as always-already interconnected?

I am looking for ways to talk about revolution, war, and settler colonialism while being both dislocated and continuously a part of them. In pairing family photographs alongside Maryam Zandi’s classic photojournalism documenting Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979, I explore complexities tied to migration and home. Photography and photographs act as a means of bringing the past closer to the present, through the layering of images I intend to highlight the present as distinctly connected to the past.