MEHRAN MOHAJER (Iranian, b. 1964)

Mehran Mohajer received an MA in General Linguistics (1994) and a BA in Photography (1990) from University of Tehran. He has had nine solo shows in Iran and several group exhibitions in Iran, France, Germany, the United States, Greece, and Australia. His work intertwines texts, media imagery, and cultural representations, emphasizing the semiotic nature of photography and the act of photography as such, centers on popular art and the media’s portrayal of everyday life in Iran. Since 1992, Mohajer has worked as a lexicographer for two Iranian publishers while also teaching photography at the University of Tehran.