Samin Ahmadzadeh (b. 1989) holds a BA Photography from Azad University (Tehran, Iran) and an MA Photography from Central Saint Martin's School of Art & Design (London, UK). Her work has been exhibited in Iran, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The artist works with archived photographs, re-assembling them into new narratives that draw the viewer's attention to how memory and identity is interwoven. Her source material is made up of archived photographs—including from her own family album—mined for specific projects.
Samin Ahmadzadeh lives and works in London.
For the 10,000 Faces series, Ahmadzadeh was inspired by a published text that discussed the limits of human memory and man's potential to remember 10,000 faces throughout a lifetime.
The artist explores this idea of memory for faces, through the use of archived head shots of celebrities, as well as everyday people. Each miniature portrait in the 10,000 Faces series is constructed through the combining of two photographs, which are cut into strips and handwoven together.
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Handwoven Laser Prints on Birch Wood with Varnish