I am a New York City based photographer and writer. My most recent work, Becoming Iranian (Helden Press, 2016), explores themes of nationalism and identity in modern Iran. I have a B.A. in photography from New Jersey City University and hold certificates in languages from universities in Spain, France and Iran. Up until my departure for Iran in 2011 I worked as a commercial photographer while producing short photo-documentaries in Spain, France, Morocco and Hungary.