An Italian photographer,who lives and works in Amsterdam
Through the life of an Iranian girl, Mahtab, the work shows the two daily realities, Rome and Teharan, that are not as different from one another as you might think. Mahtab shows us the two realities: on one side the aseptic offices of the university, studying at her friends’ in Rome, the nights out; on the other side the return to her family, the hours in the car, searching for streets, feeling like a tourist in her own city, and again the nights out, sleeping at her friends’ home. Two realities, the Roman and the Iranian, that you might expect to be very different, with exotic landscapes, full of different sceneries and lifestyles. You imagine Tehran with exotic landscapes, Persian inspired decor and women in chador or veiled, in contrast with Rome’s short skirts, ancient architecture and western houses. On the contrary- the two worlds are mixed and confused to the point that it is difficult to comprehend the border, especially inside the home; east and west, different clothing, routines and lifestyles become impossible to separate.