Carmen Daneshmandi is a photographer, videographer & visual artist based in New York by way of Seattle but also by way of Spain and Iran because that is her makeup. Driven by the texture of identity and the cultural backbone that holds you, her work spans to celebrate and carve out space and visual capital for people of color and the pulse of their evolving narratives across audio-visual vignettes, disrupted portraiture, and mixed media collage.
Bringing together images that curiously react to one another, she uses collage as a poetic, informational, and cathartic space from which to infuse the possibility of empowerment and self-preservation with fantasy. As she questions these current representations, she uses powerful juxtapositions, identity through found object, mental health, and abstractions of personal history to guide her. Working on personal and commissioned projects.
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The New Yorker
Fool's Gold Records
Dolce Vita Shoes
Gold Coast Trading Company
EXHIBITIONS + RECOGNITIONS
2018 - Carmen Daneshmandi & Lisa Case: Dual Collage Show, Cloud City, Brooklyn, NY
2018 - Before We Were Banned, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Mano Marketta Pop Up, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Game Recognize Game, Seattle, WA
2016 - Nominated for PDN's 30: New & Emerging Photographers To Watch
2014 - Notions of Beauty: NW Fashion Photography Now, Portland, OR
2014 - UNTITLED WOMAN, Seattle, WA