MAMAAT PROJECT

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Location: Iran
Biography: MAMAAT Project is an independent collective founded in 2020 with the participation of Six photographers. MAMAAT’s goal is to show stories from Iran and neighboring countries with an artistic documentary approach.
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Yellow Area
Copyright MAMAAT PROJECT | Erfan Dadkhah 2022
Updated May 2020
Location qazvin
Topics Documentary, Emotion, Environment, Essays, Human Rights, Isolation, Photography

Yellow Area

Erfan Dadkhah 

The first industrial city in Iran, called Alborz, was established in a 900-hectare area in Qazvin in the 1960s (1340s), in tandem with the development of modernity in Iran and in order to decentralize the manufacturing industries and move them out of Tehran; this city was divided into three industrial, commercial, and residential zones.


The process of urbanization, where a torrent of people started to live in cities for a better life, gave rise to one of the most populous cities in Qazvin Province; a process that brought the inhabitants of this city together for work, and not because of a shared culture.
Economic problems of the 2000s (1380s) and the first half of the 2010s (1390s) in Iran posed a number of challenges to this city such as gradual worker lay off, industrial unit shutdown, income cut, and delay, and inflation of the living costs in the city.
All these have wreaked havoc on the city.


I stepped into this group as I was one of those who migrated to the city during urbanization. Those hopeful people whose so legacy is to live in a city that remains warm thanks to past memories. I have observed the city for such a long time; I have observed its inhabitants, its streets which end in towering prefab metal warehouses, its buses which feel sorry for the workers who are submerged in neglect.
Owing to the mentioned problems, Alborz Industrial City is fairly likely to undergo the use of change.





1) Yellow designates the industry.
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