Zahra Pars

  • United States
  • Brooklyn
  • My photograph, “Sorrento Honeymoon” was taken in Sorrento, Italy while leaning over a stone staircase that leads to Marameo Beach. The title is inspired by my parents, who honeymooned in Sorrento decades ago.


    My artistic practice examines the ephemerality of beauty. The imagery I document in photographysolitary landscapes, discarded objects, and lost balloons chronicle the momentariness of joy, and our presence in a world with an undefined future. Photographs are inherently precise moments in time, but through my photography, I strive to capture images that are more uncertain. Perhaps because I approach photography with a background in abstract painting, I see the imagery that I capture as a metaphor for language, and how it can both convey and conceal meaning.