Photographers in Conversation: Aria Shahrokhshahi

15 June 2021 18:00 - 15 June 2021 19:30

In this session, hosted via Zoom, photographer and filmmaker Aria Shahrokhshahi will be discussing his work in conversation with socially engaged visual artist Jagdish Patel.

A Q&A will follow the conversation, where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Aria and Jagdish.


BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available for this event. Please let us know if you have any additional digital access requirements when you register.


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Speaker Bios

Aria Shahrokhshahi, Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker

Shahrokhshahi is a British-Iranian photographer and filmmaker. Although interested in incorporating multimedia into his work, Shahrokhshahi’s work is documentary at its core, focusing on a variety of diverse communities and the way people interact inside them. Social structures – and more broadly, the human condition – fascinate Shahrokhshahi, as do the relationships and power dynamics that inform our existence. Photography offers him a window of understanding into these communities and a way for him to explore the world around him.

His fervour for exploration has led him to complete projects across the globe, including in Gambia, Ukraine, Iran and in the UK where he lives.

Jagdish Patel, Socially Engaged Artist

Jagdish works as a socially engaged visual artist, educator and writer. He works primarily around the themes of anti-racism, class, community and well-being. He has helped to establish the Nottingham Centre for Photography and Social Engagement, and Reframed, a Midlands-based network for Black and Ethnic Minority photographers.

Over the past decade, he has worked on many collaborative art projects and has held exhibitions across the country. He has published four books, and is currently working on a research project at Coventry University on the intersections of socially engaged art practice and anti-racism.

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Image: The Martyr, Aria Shahrokhshahi