Interview and Feature on WeTransfer
Hoda Afshar’s photographic love letters to her homeland Iran beautifully capture the complex feelings that come with migration. Some of her images show familiar pictures of the country, like satellite dishes and clamshell phones. Others break out of these almost stereotypical depictions, inviting you to broaden your perspective, such as a photo of two white horses in a magical environment. With a healthy portion of melancholy, the series celebrates both the typical aspects of Iran and the artist’s search for identity. We talked to Hoda about the impact of leaving home to live in Australia and how this has shaped her views on Iran.