Neda Monem was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives there, too. She received a master’s degree in English literature and is a journalist for an English-language newspaper in Iran. She counts Alison Mosshart, Louis C.K. and Behzad Ghaderi as her heroes. Her life’s passion is photography. Neda’s first job was teaching English—she took it to save enough money to purchase a DSLR camera. She believes in the power of visual narrative because it gives people an unfiltered, close-up experience. Her favorite documentation subjects are her travels, food, nature, architecture—everything in her life as often as she can.