City as a Collective Memory

Migrated to Montreal in 2010, I started photographing the city’s back alleys as an in-between space, a link between inside and outside which has no name. 

Each tableau is a double exposure, consists of the photograph of the city that I migrated 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, as means of representing the collective memory.


2010
Inkjet print on photography paper and plexiglas
127 x 127 cm