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Niloufar Banisadr’s “Imprints” are a delicate interplay between absence and presence. The imprints left behind are unique, almost sculptural, each bearing the mark of the individual who has since left and arousing curiosity in the viewer about their character.

“Beyond the diversity of shapes, colors or textures, these towels tell their own story. They are the imprints of unclad and unrestrained bodies. Heavy, light, lively or busy, these bodies rise, move away and leave their imprints. In their grooves and furrows, the curbs of their folds memorize a posture, feelings, emotions, between presence and absence; just the time to bathe.” -Niloufar Banisadr

 Niloufar Banisadr was born in Tehran, Iran in 1973. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Tehran’s Azad University in 2001, a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Audio-Visual Arts in 2003 and Masters in Visual Arts in 2006 from Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, France.

Banisadr took part in the 2010 World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Barcelona, Spain and has been a Professor of Photography at the Spéos Photography School in Paris, France since 2007. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, Iran and Argentina.