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229. Stacy Arezou Mehrfar


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Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is an American artist

Episode 229: I sat down to speak with Stacy Arezou Mehrfar regarding her excellent new book The Moon Belongs to Everyone (GOST, 2021).

In the episode, we spoke about Stacy’s background, her growing up in New York in an Iranian family, and how she came to be interested in photography from an early age. We spoke about the development of her work and how she came to producing The Moon Belongs to Everyone published this year by GOST.

A Place in the Sun #222 from The Moon Belongs to Everyone, 2015

The conversation delves into Stacy’s history in an affable and at points humorous series of back and forth questions. This, given the very serious nature of migration, found in the work was a welcomed bulwark against the academic patterns of overemphasizing criticality and source over the very lives of the people portrayed in the subject matter and in this case, Stacy’s images. Her forthright and honest observations regarding the work made the conversation human, moving, and deep.

#270315 from The Moon Belongs to Everyone, 2014

We also spoke about the nature of collaboration through her work Tall Poppy Syndrome with Amy Stein and what medium best suits her photographs, from book to wall, to installation. It was an engaging conversation. Please tune in.

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Music: Algiers, with their full permission

Photograph Credits: Stacy Arezou Mehfar
Editing: Adam Mead

Producer: Lucas Callaghan
Executive Producer: Brad Feuerhelm

Rights are reserved to Nearest Truth. No copies of this content is permitted without express permission from Brad Feuerhelm.

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