Diaspora Letters is a visual project that focuses on the banal, the kind of every day stories that get ignored by mass media coverage and archival preservation efforts. The project involves abstracted portraits of her relatives to explore nostalgia for the mundane in Iran and in its diaspora. Since its launch on Instagram (@diasporaletters) in September of 2017, Diaspora Letters has been featured in various spaces, including a solo gallery exhibit at Twelve Gates Arts.
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Video from the opening night at 12Gates by Shane Nassiri, featuring interviews with Beeta Baghoolizadeh and Aisha Zia Khan, 12Gates founder and director.