Mehdi Vosoughnia

This is Pamenar, a historical neighborhood as old as the city of Tehran, dating back to the Safavid (18th century).Walking the neighborhood, in an area that at some point was considered the heart of old Tehran, I beheld forms and colors — manifesting themselves on doors, walls, and passageways — to reached empty spaces that, more than anything else, connected me to a “past and present”. The radical transformations that have made Pamenar what it is today are part of a history that meets the eye at an angle in its strange incongruity.


The Pamenar Collection is part of an ongoing series on various cityscapes of Iran. These photographs were taken over a two-year period (2003-2004) on holidays.