About the Artist


Cyrus Mahboubian (b. 1986, London) is a British-Iranian artist known for his contemplative approach to photography and his continued use of analogue materials, especially polaroid. He has stated that his intentionally slow process is a response to the increasing influence of technology in modern life.

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Moscow, Istanbul and Dubai. In 2016 his work was exhibited at the 11th Fotografia Europea photography festival in Italy, and in 2017 he co-founded MIGRATE, a book and exhibition presenting new photography exploring global migration. He has taught workshops at venues including Tate Britain and The Photographers’ Gallery.


For more information, read a recent interview:


The act of taking photographs is a meditative experience. I’m not a ‘decisive moment’ photographer. I don’t set out to capture a moment in time, but rather a feeling; an atmosphere. It’s the story of time spent with another person, or alone in contemplation.
— Cyrus Mahboubian