Mohammadreza Mirzaei – Humans
“Mohammadreza Mirzaei photographs with precision and dispassion. Setting up his camera at a distance, he sees and records anonymous people, “humans”, making cameo appearances, alone or in groups, frozen against backdrops of expansive and empty white skies.
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances…”
As You Like It – William Shakespeare
We can view Mr. Mirzaei’s photographs literally, as pure documents of time passing in a specific place at various given moments. Life goes on, people come and go, interact, continue on their separate ways, and the land and sky always remain. Or, we can look a little deeper and interpret the images allegorically, as a comment or exploration of the nature of our human condition. Mr. Mirzaei, with reserved sensibility, kindly provides us with an opportunity to quietly reflect and consider the reasons for our existence. It is a worthy subject to ponder, and this is a worthy group of photographs. Thank you Mr. Mirzaei.” – Michael Kenna
Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian photographer and writer based in Tehran. He was the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine and also one of the jurors of International Photobook Award in 2011. Mirzaei holds an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and he is now teaching Photography and History of Art at the Professional Photography Institute in Tehran. More of his works can be seen here: http://mrmirzaei.com/