The work of photographer Mashid Mohadjerin explores the boundaries between art and documentary. Trained as a visual artist, she has spent the last decade covering subjects such as displacement, social and physical alienation and, more recently, modern day revolt against authoritarian regimes in the MENA region. One of her ongoing concerns is the right to belong. Her work explores cultural identity, the human condition and more recently signs of resistance and oppression.
From the Natives of North America to the wives of migrant workers in Tajikistan, sex-workers and human traffickers in Europe, her work seeks to visualize aspects of our modern day struggle for freedom, independence, and dignity. The human urge to reach these goals regardless of the risks connects her subjects.
Her award winning work is published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Le Monde, La Domenica di Repubblica, The Wall Street Journal, among others and exhibited at the Wandsworth Museum in London, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands, FotoLeggendo Festival in Italy, Palm Springs Photo Festival in California and at the Red Star Line Museum in Belgium. Mashid is currently working on a Research in the arts project at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.