Family Portraits



Family Portraits addresses how we understand multiple displacements, (un)belongings and processes of exclusion as always already inter/connected. These works question how we can understand irooni exile and forced displacement by way of american imperialism as directly linked to ongoing settler colonialism on turtle island. By pairing family photos alongside Maryam Zandi’s classic photojournalism documenting the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979, I explore these complexities in relation to “identity” and “home.” Photography and photographs act as a means of bringing the past closer to the present and thus the layering of images acts as a means of specifically understanding the present as distinctly connected to the past.

Family Portraits (2016)

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