Rasoul Khorram:

My Mother Wants Me to Return Home

Rasoul Khorram

Rasoul Khorram:

My Mother Wants Me to Return Home

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

22.11.2019–5.1.2020

Photographer Rasoul Khorram photographed the everyday life of his elderly mother in Kurdistan, Iran, on the border of Iraq, Iran and Turkey from 2015 to 2018. Khorram’s photographs portray the everyday life of a traditional Kurdish community with close family ties, respect for the elderly and a deep connection to nature.

Khorram left Kurdistan to be able to pursue his profession as a photographer and documentarist. The Kurds have been shunned for centuries in Iran, Iraq and Turkey. ”The photographs reveal the controversy of my life: I want to build my life and career in Finland but my mother doesn’t understand why I won’t return home,” explains Khorram.

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space

22.11.2019–5.1.2020