Tina Farifteh

Iran/the Netherlands

Tina Farifteh is an Iranian-Dutch photographer and filmmaker based in the Netherlands. She has an interest in how we organise the world, and how we perceive the world—within man-made power structures, such as companies, governments and nation states, and through the production and consumption of images. Her work explores how these structures and images influence our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. 

In her award-winning video installation The Flood, she dissects right-wing, populist rhetoric and how refugees are dehumanised and framed as a ‘natural disaster’. In her upcoming short documentary Kitten or Refugee?, she investigates our human capacity for empathy, and its limits. In tandem with this, she is developing Tina in Sexbierum, a multimedia project on displacement, detachment, assimilation, loss and the longing for a home.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Speaker at The Stories That Matter, part of the Winners’ Program of the 2023 Contest

Tina Farifteh