SHEIDA SOLEIMANI (Cranston, RI)
Sheida Soleimani’s work is overtly political and navigates the duality of her Iranian-American heritage. Her parents are political refugees, however, it was especially her mother’s stories of imprisonment and torture in Iran that politicized her views from a young age. Soleimani’s work focuses on Iranian political history and the victimization of women. Her vibrant photographs protest the infringement of human rights, and her use of compositional layers references both eastern and western perspectives.
Soleimani received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in photography from the University of Cincinnati.