Tahmineh Monzavi

Tahmineh Monzavi was born in 1988 in Tehran. She began her professional career as a documentary photographer in 2005. Her practice bridges artistic and documentary styles; a harmonious approach towards her environment and her time. 

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Tamineh’s work concentrates on social dilemmas. The issues of women are her main consideration. She directed a feature length documentary film about a shelter for addicted women struggling with addictions in Tehran in 2010-2012.

Following a month of imprisonment in Tehran in 2012, Tamineh’s outlook on her photographic work changed. Her recent project centres the region of Baluchestan in Iran and Afghanistan; it explores how water influences culture and people. 

Tamineh’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the MAXXI museum in Rome and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (National Museum of Modern Art in Paris).

Tahmineh lives and works in Tehran. She is represented by Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris.

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