Samin Ahmadzadeh works with archived photographs, re-assembling them into new narratives that draw the viewer's attention to how memory and identity is interwoven. Her source material is made up of archived photographs—including from her own family album—mined for specific projects.
For the 10,000 Faces series, Ahmadzadeh was inspired by a published text that discussed the limits of human memory and man's potential to remember 10,000 faces throughout a lifetime.
The artist explores this idea of memory for faces, through the use of archived head shots of celebrities, as well as everyday people. Each miniature portrait in the 10,000 Faces series is constructed through the combining of two photographs, which are cut into strips and handwoven together.
Series: 10,000 Faces
Signature: Signed on Verso.
Image rights: Samin Ahmadzadeh
Direct from the Artist.
About Samin Ahmadzadeh
Iranian, b. 1989, Iran, based in London, United Kingdom