Artist Statement

Pink Lady, is a black and white series of Self-portraits photography which I created in 2006 and exhibited in Tehran. The project reflected my struggles to come to terms with my dual identity in Iranian society. Pink Lady was the name of the first cocktail I ever had in my life when I took my first trip out of the country in 2005 with my mom. I never forgot that sea change moment when my mom told me “I don't want you to waste your youth here, go and follow your dreams.” Pink Lady was the inspiration for many of my future projects, with the most developed work being a social documentary project I focused on in 2007-2008.