Raheleh Mohammad

Raheleh Mohammad

Raheleh Mohammad is an Iranian born computer scientist who currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Although she has had her formal education in the engineering discipline (and a Master’s degree as the result,) as a self-taught photographer, she has been doing photography for more than 10 years. Life for her is like a long continuous picture, emerging frames after frames whose she sometimes borrow to hold on to; to appreciate more deeply, and to share with others. Photography for her is a visual experience which allows her to capture the moments that could either convey a narrative or a fading reality in a poetic interpretation. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad in group and solo shows. Art Statement: Are dreams the reflections of reality? What are their effects on reality? Could one become a reality? What is it about them which leaves such lingering impact? Do we all live in an unrealized dream? We sure can wake up from one to reality but is the other way around possible; waking up from the reality into a dream? In my ongoing series “A Borderland of Dream and Reality”, I’d like to challenge the notions of dreams and reality in a photographic-poetic narrative with the hope of uncovering the fascinating, yet hidden stories of human in pursuit of the ultimate search for true pleasure. All pictures are intentionally printed in paper first and the leaves are applied to them later on; Then they are photographed for the final presentation The grainy images represent the ambiguous line between reality and dreams with the natural leaves as symbols of true and organic emotions.

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