Born to Iranian parents but growing up with Swiss upbringing gave Laurence Rasti critical mind that has a flavors of both culture.
In her project “There Are No Homosexuals in Iran “, we can see the alternative perspective that she brought to a social issue in Iran.
“In Denizli, a small town in Turkey, hundreds of Iranian gay refugees have put their lives on pause while waiting to join a host country where they can freely live their sexuality. In this context of uncertainty, where anonymity is the best protection, this series of photographs questions the fragile nature of identity and gender concepts. It tries to give back to these people a face that their country has temporarily stolen.” – Laurence Rasti