Katayoun Javan is an Iranian photographic artist based in Melbourne. She studied photography at Tehran Azad University and completed a MFA at Deakin University in 2013.
Through documentary photography, portraiture and use of found photos she draws on personal stories to explore notions of memory, home and displacement. She was the recipient of a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria in 2016 and the result of her research, a series of photographic portraits of Iranian immigrants in Melbourne, was exhibited at the State Library in 2017. She will start her residency in November 2018.
She will use this residency to develop a body of photographs called ‘Imagined Memories’. It will be an experimental process, exploring the photographer’s memories of Melbourne through colour, double exposure, movement and the effects of medium format Holga and Rolleiflex cameras. She hopes to exhibit the outcome in a venue in City of Yarra.