Curatorial Projects > One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran (2009-10)

Mehran Mohajer
Tehran, Undated, 2009

"In this project (Tehran, Undated), I have used a pinhole square format camera to make urban pictures of a metropolis. From the starting point, this device made a paradox. The long exposures and the low quality of the images it produces do not fit in the documentary genre. I have intentionally used this device to sweep out the crowd, to show a deserted city, and to create an apocalyptic atmosphere. In my mind, these images make some allusions to the actual social situation we are living in. In another way I tried to pay homage to the great early 20th century photographer, Eugene Atget." - Mehran Mohajer

One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran - A project organized by Taraneh Hemami & Ghazaleh Hedayat

November 4, 2009 - January 23, 2010
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA