My name is Mina Jazayeri, a 32 years old social-documentary photographer from Iran. In the hope of advancing my life aims and studies more independently, I left Iran when I was 18 years old. I lived abroad for 11 years, graduated in Design Major from Curtin University, and worked in media, art, and design industry for 10 years. My interest in visual art and storytelling, together with an urge to get more involved with society and the people who culturally shaped my identity, brought me back to Iran. I intended to explore the Middle East, and its diverse cultures through travel, collecting narratives, and taking photos. Photography for me is a means to get close to people, listen to their narratives, and to hold an opportunity to observe and capture their moments. My current interest is in women’s rights, borders, identity, and nationality.
When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.Wynn Bullock