Her work in Ghajar looks back to the era of the Ghajar (Qajar/Kadjar) dynasty who ruled Iran from 1794-1925, using clothes from the turn of the last century to dress women friends, and posing them in front of painted backdrops and employing similar techniques of make-up to those in use at the time. Into these traditionally posed scenes she adds modern anomalies, posing them using a vacuum cleaner, a guitar or bicycle.
About the Qajar series she states:
´When I did the Qajar series of photographs, I had just graduated and the duality and contradiction of life at that time provided the motive for me to display this contrast: a woman who one cannot say to what time she belongs; a photograph from two eras; a woman who is dazed; a woman who is not connected to the objects in her possession. It was very natural that after marriage, vacuum cleaners and pots and pans find their way into my photographs; a woman with a different look, a woman who no matter in what part of the world she is living, still has these kinds of apprehensions´.
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