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Distorted Horizons

Younes Khani Someeh Soflaei | Iran

1-Economical problems caused people many psychological and mental problems and they are drowning in thoughts to find a way out.

Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against Iran. In 2006, following discussions around the Iranian Nuclear Program, the US, UN and other Western nations expanded the sanctions. The restrictions hobbled Iran’s economy and led to widespread pessimism among Iranians about their future.

I photographed this series in the streets of Tehran at the height of the sanctions between 2018 and 2019.In recent years, the pressure of sanctions on the one hand and the economic mismanagement of the country on the other hand caused many problems in people's lives. During this time, people were living under the shadow of war. They also witnessed their purchasing power decrease as the prices went up day by day.

In my opinion, the street scenes represent the deep inner life of the Iranian society. on the streets, on buses, and in the subways, I saw people, immersed in their thoughts, so much that their surroundings lost sense. confused, frightened and unaware of their future, waiting to see what life brings on.

Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the United States imposed sanctions against Iran. In 2006, following discussions around the Iranian Nuclear Program, the US, UN and other Western nations expanded the sanctions. The restrictions hobbled Iran’s economy and led to widespread pessimism among Iranians about their future.

I photographed this series in the streets of Tehran at the height of the sanctions between 2018 and 2019.In recent years, the pressure of sanctions on the one hand and the economic mismanagement of the country on the other hand caused many problems in people's lives. During this time, people were living under the shadow of war. They also witnessed their purchasing power decrease as the prices went up day by day.

In my opinion, the street scenes represent the deep inner life of the Iranian society. on the streets, on buses, and in the subways, I saw people, immersed in their thoughts, so much that their surroundings lost sense. confused, frightened and unaware of their future, waiting to see what life brings on. In this collection, by using low-contrast high-lighted pale-bodied images I tried to create a space that reflects the suspense and confusion of people.

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