Iran Week: Hamed Farhangi
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
Hamed Farhangi has been working on fine art, architectural and construction photography for 12 years. This experience has given him a unique understanding of space and composition.
What forms his photographs, are construction sites constellated around the suburban landscapes shifting the boundaries between cities and countryside which result in cold, fictional and fanciful images that cross the line between reality and illusion.
Through his fascination with suburban landscapes and the dystopian world, he is able to create through his images and the fact that he tries to work beyond the borders of traditions of Iranian photography history has been the main reason I have chosen Hamed Farhangi to be a part of this project.
Hamed’s work was included in Iran Anee 38” (Iran, Year 38) was curated by Anahita Ghabaian (Iranian Gallery Owner and Director) & Newsha Tavakolian (Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer and a member of Magnum Photos). The exhibition featured works of 66 Iranian photographers, the collection was displayed in Arles 2017 from 3 July to 27 August 2017.
What forms Hamed Farhangi’s photographs, are construction sites constellated around the suburban landscapes shifting the boundaries between cities and countryside which result in cold, fictional and fanciful images that cross the line between reality and illusion.
His unique perception of composition and space results in captivating images of contemporary places which seem to be haunted by the lack of a human presence.
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