Parisa Ghaderi, "Self portraits"


These self-portraits are visual narratives based on poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran’s most controversial female poets in1950’s and 60’s. In her poems, Forugh talks about contradictory feelings women experience in their lives; such as hope and despair, desire and repulsion, and captivity and freedom. Each image, is my way of reflecting on themes discussed in her poetry with elaborate cut out letters in Farsi to question the issue of honor versus labour, and the concept of reward in women’s lives.