Iran Week: Setare Sanjari
Some months back, Iranian curator and photographer, Kiana Farhoudi and I corresponded about photography in Iran. I invited her to share some of the new voices in Iranian photography and this week we feature a number of those photographers. – Aline Smithson
Setare Sanjari was born in 1986 in Tehran, Iran. She has completed a BA in Graphic design at the University of Alzahra, Tehran.Sanajari works as a graphic designer and a freelance photographer since 2004. Setare started a career in photography in 2007. She won some awards and has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Iran.
The originality of her ideas and the carefully executed projects with so much story and background behind them made her an immediate candidate for this project. Her instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/setare.sanjari.photo/
this series was created in 2013, inspired by a period of my life which i had to deal with terrible personal issues. these images depict an expressive and emotional release of my inner tensions and anxieties.
after finishing this series, i realized that the images could also serve as a metaphor, reflecting certain deficiencies and imperfections that exists in my society.
to me the objects created by human, are always more interesting than human himself.
I believe them to be very characteristic and that they can influence the environment with their silence.
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