Nazanine was only a schoolgirl when her family left Iran. She pursued her schooling and then her studies in biology in the USA, Canada and France and then continued in research and teaching. The sudden death of her father led her to return to Iran in search of this family of immigrants from Russia who had fled the Stalinist regime, and this grandfather who perished in the Gulags and whose photo was hidden in the darkness of family silence.
The camera for Nazanine is undoubtedly the extension of the laboratory microscope; with one we observe and analyze the movements and reactions of life in order to pierce their mysteries while with the other we capture fleeting and dying moments to preserve them from the abyss of nothingness.
Searching for these fragments of Life now and then to highlight their intrinsic similarities and their common sense in order to illustrate the Humanity of the moment. Writing with light, the magic moment when the gaze meets chance. Make the silence of the photo speak.
Leaving, immigrating, living and being reborn, learning to live again differently, these are the imprints, the multidimensional identity of Nazanine’s work.