Niloufar Banisadr was born in 1973 in Teheran, she now lives and works in Paris. Niloufar Banisadr summarizes her artworks in 5 words: conceptual, narrative, contrasting, harmonious and aesthetic. The Iranian photographer has been devoting her work as a "Self-Portrait" photographer since 20 years.
My self-portraits are my story, my feelings, my strain, and my contradictions between the culture in which I grew up, and that which I live in presently between east and west. My intent was to show through a provocative appearance the duality of my mind. This necessity of concealing my body, I still live it as censorship. Today, censorship has become an essential characteristic of Iranian Art. It predominates in all our art, sculpture, painting, photography, theatre, and cinema as well as in ourselves. It is difficult to rid oneself of it.