Our perception of our city or area is deeply personal. The “Tehran, Darband” series embodies a faded essence—a place where human presence doesn’t bring progress but anonymity surpassing individual beings. It’s a testament to places eroded by human impact, not prosperity but a loss of identity, fading into forgotten spaces. These images capture the struggle between memory and oblivion, reminding us how vibrant places can become ghostly remnants, lost to time and neglect.

*Darband is the name of a region in Tehran (capital of Iran), also it means prison in Persian literature.

* All of the photos were taken in Darband region.