Melbourne-based Iranian artist Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, Afshar considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement.Read More
Afshar's background as a documentary photographer informs in her visual arts practice. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography.
In conversation with Ocula Magazine, Afshar stated: 'My intention from the beginning has been to bring my documentary practice into the world of visual art, and to challenge our understanding of documentary. Somehow, at some point, we started believing that the documentary practice can provide evidence of truth. But the meaning of documentary includes ideas of 'traces' or 'evidence' as particles of a much broader reality.'