Dutch-Iranian photographer Tina Farifteh has been awarded a production grant from Forhanna for her project ‘Tina in Sexbierum’, based on her personal experiences.
Forhanna recognises the relevance and urgency of these themes for our society.
As a common thread, the way we perceive refugees is woven through Tina Farifteh’s work. This stems from her own life journey. At the age of 13, she traveled from Tehran to the Netherlands with her mother and younger brother as part of a family reunification process, following her previously displaced father. Despite the personal nature of her starting point, she consistently manages to draw you in as a spectator.
This new project delves into themes such as uprooting, longing for a sense of home, learning a new (cultural) language, the quest for identity beyond geographical boundaries, loss, and holding onto fragmented memories.
Forhanna recognises the relevance and urgency of these themes for our society. In collaboration with Prospektor, who will conceive and plan multidisciplinary projects as Tina develops her narrative. Ultimately, she is crafting a complete story that takes on a unique and surprising form, which will be showcased at BredaPhoto 2024.