City as a Collective Memory

Immigrated to Montreal in 2010, I started photographing the city’s back alleys as an in-between spaces, a place between inside and outside with no name. 

Each tableau is a double exposure, consists of a photograph of the city that I moved to printed on photography paper, against imaginary urban spaces of my home town Tehran printed on transparent plexiglas. 

Here, the urban landscape of Tehran bears witness to the struggle between politics, history and place making. I look into the role of memory and imagination through the lens of architecture and urban development.


Inkjet print on photography paper and plexiglas
127 x 127 cm