Hello readers! Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Shahrzad Ahrar. She is a senior who’s majoring in MFA graphic design. The name of her exhibition for today was Wake and it focused on the stories of the lives of four immigrants now living in the United States. Each of these member wishes to move to the U.S in search for a better future despite the hardship they experienced in their home countries. Shahrzad interviewees are varied due to different age groups, genders, and ethnicity. These people whom she interviewed are through a connection such as her husband, husband’s friend, neighbor and co-worker.
Shahrzad was originally from Iran and when she came to the United States, she was homesick and sad. Since these were her initial feelings as an immigrant herself, she was inspired to interview others like her. Her goal for doing this is to see if their first reactions are the same as hers despite coming from different countries with different heritages, traditions and cultures.
She claimed it was a coincidence that all of these people’s home countries are at war or they experience war some point in their life time. In the future, she would like to continue on being a school teacher since she was a teacher in Iran.
Below are some pictures of Shahrzad and her amazing work!