Zanjir Book Cover

Amak Mahmoodian


Published by RRB Photobooks and IC Visual Lab

Zanjir is a Photobook derived from Amak’s poetic project Where Time Stood Still. Amak delved deep into history via the Golestan Archives in Tehran, utilising the archive’s historical photographs to construct new imagery and narratives, meandering through themes of separation, family, homeland, memories, and her own identity through these archives and those people around her. The quiet imagery is presented alongside an imaginary conversation between artist and Persian princess Taj Saltaneh, reflecting on the parallels of both women’s experiences, defeating time and place.