Inspired by Bahman Jalali, Peyman Hooshmanzadeh, Nan Goldin, and Sebastiao Salgado, Monzavi seeks out untold stories. “A constant examination of what is not readily apparent in Iran has provided a rich and, oftentimes, surprising basis for my artistic practice,” Monzavi has said. In her documentary work, Monzavi has confronted controversial subjects, including drug addicts, the homeless, and a transgender woman.