From Labyrinth

Farshid Tighehsaz

2013 - Ongoing


This project was the beginning of my other long term projects and is about the fears and the effects of the Islamic revolution in Iran as well as the impact of eight years of war that will be felt for generations to come.

I was born on July 21, 1987 in Tabriz, Iran. Being young in Iran means limitations: limitations in which religion effects politics, art, culture, diversion, economy, education, clothing, speech, behavior, femininity, masculinity, relationships and life. As my friends often say, “We are the generation after revolution and after war.” The impression of these events on our lives and souls will always be visible.

In this personal project, I am searching for evidence of the growing complexity and depression in my generation. Using photography helped me get close to people and their lives, to achieve a better understanding of those around me. As I discovered, the search for my own identity inevitably involved me with my society.

During my quest, I found some resemblances among my peers. And I also found fear—fear of the future, fear of annihilation, fear of sexuality, fear of loneliness and the fear of not being happy. These fears take control of each individual’s life and identity, in ways both unique to every person and universal.

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  • When I see a butterfly, I remember the poets. They gave to us a little chance to be alive. Mazandaran, Iran.

  • Fear of naked body and gender issues hanging on the minds of these generations.

  • God and the Devil.

  • Kitchen of the fourth-year architecture student.

  • In May 2013, "Kamkar Osmani" has injured because of the remain mine explosion from (Iraq and Iran) war in Sardasht, Kurdestan, Iran. And he has lost his left eye. He was born in 2001.

  • Celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • My sister's school. She talk with me about the her friends depression and self-injuring.

  • At the cafeteria. When you see all the way ahead is closed, you get disappointed and you will smoke more and more.

  • Feeling of drowning.

  • "Tahmineh" is a dance teacher. She teach in her home. Dance is illegal in Iran's Islamic principles. Tahmineh loves dance. She live in Tehran, Iran.

  • Prayers for Eid al-Fitr near the border of Turkmenistan.

  • In religious communities, have sex before marriage is always accompanied by a background of fear. Mazandaran, Iran.

  • broken.

  • "Masoud" is 18 years old student. At the June 15, 2016 when he was with girlfriend at the park the police tried to catch they and he run away from them but unfortunately when he had try to jump from a wall he get broken his knee. In this mixed picture he is at the hospital after 4 hours surgical on his knee. Tabriz, Iran.

  • enemy.

  • holy depression. Mazandaran, Iran.

  • She said: “I’m not just a body.”

  • Love is difficult when you can't touch. Tabriz, Iran.

  • Concealing from the eyes. Tehran, Iran.

  • Coffee Tale, tell me my future. Now-days, girls in cafes are looking for their future in their coffee cup. Tabriz, Iran.