Katayoun Javan

Katayoun Javan - Blooming 2018

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. 

Javan’s residency at Studio One will be used 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. The work will be exhibited in 2019 in the City of Yarra.

Untitled, 2019. Ink-jet print, 22cm x 16cm

Image courtesy the artist