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Women with a Thousand Faces
I have always been an observer of people throughout my life and find each personality unique and interesting. I believe that what makes us who we are is based on so many factors; family, environment and most importantly the essence of the character that each of us is born with. I have carried with me a deep visual memory of all the characters encountered in my distant childhood. In particular, my memory is seared by women who, within the skewered and rich cultural landscape of Iran, so often bear personalities finely balanced between an imposed subservience and the natural strength of their gender. In this series of my black and white portraits with farsi words, I wondered, what if you must adhere to the rules of the environment and live within the boundaries created by culture? In this case, the only freedom one can possibly have, is from within.