Source: gallerymamak.com, Tehran
Shafahi was born in 1984 in Tehran where she also did her university
studies and received her BA in photography. Shafahi has worked in
various Persian fashion design projects and theater mise en scenes. Her
pictures depict the problems of modern, highly fashion oriented youth
who make up the vast majority of the contemporary Iranian generation of
While these young people copy commercialized western fashions and lifestyle they pick up from the Internet and satellite television they carry within them traditional values such as the desire for marriage, a predominant wish in the minds of young Iranian women.
portrays these contradictions which she sees in the society around her
with her artistic stage photography. Melika Shafahi has had several
group exhibits including one in Basle where she has allowed viewers a
glimpse into the life of the young Iranian in her exhibit called 'Chez
Maryam'. She is presently living and working in Tehran.
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