Hengameh Golestan

United Kingdom, London

As a documentary photographer, Hengameh Golestan’s work spans thirty years (between 1970 and 2000) and constitutes a highly original and unique visual document of late twentieth-century life in Iran. Golestan’s lens witnesses the everyday lives and realities of individuals and communities and the intimate domestic environments that are rarely documented. In that sense, her photographs constitute a valuable social record, with their particular focus on the lesser-seen women, children and families. Her work is an archive of the times, recording intimate spaces across a momentous historical and cultural transformation period. Golestan has been internationally widely exhibited and published. Her works are in public collections, including the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. and the British Museum, London.


United Kingdom