DeGreening is a response to the catastrophe that is taking place in the fields of the Gilan Province in Northern Iran. Farm lands are increasingly undergoing land use change as agricultural regions are transforming from green and fertile lands to grey, ugly bricks of residential housing. The artist, a native of Gilan Province, considers these agricultural regions to be at the root of their identity, which is now slowly being destroyed. Through this project the artist invites audiences to appreciate and remember that it will be difficult to survive unless we protect earth’s fertile soils.
About The Artist
Sadaf Pourghorbani is an Iranian born photo-based artist, who is currently residing in Toronto. She holds a BFA in Photography from NSCAD University. Sadaf’s works revolve around humans and their relation to their environment.
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