Media Artist, Creative Producer and Researcher Salar Niknafs is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these daily life images. From his project ‘Tehran, The Invisible City‘. To see Salar’s body of work click on any image.
“With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the mostunexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams,are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules areabsurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
‘Tehran, the invisible city’ is a body of work, documentary in style, which primarily serves my desire to remain close with a city, where my innermost thoughts and emotions reside. More than a decade ago I landed in Australia as a migrant. During this time I returned to Tehran a few times, using street photography as a platform to reconnect with the city.
I believe that the human face of Iran is often missing from its portrayals in the west.
Confined by politics, paranoia, sanctions and travel bans, I aim to encourage a more realistic observation of this less-explored hugely-misunderstood megalopolis.
Video and Music by Salar Niknafs