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Paasha Motamedi is an Iranian-Indonesian photographer and poet based in NYC. Born in San Diego and raised on the Navy island of Coronado, he began photographing in 2015 to supplement his poetry to explain problems and questions he had with his environment growing up Middle Eastern post-9/11 in a Navy town. As a recovering addict he has honed his hypersensitivity to the world and filtered his experience through a camera.

Works have appeared in The New York Times, Christie's Magazine, HYPERALLERGIC, Unemployed Magazine, No Tokens Journal, Potluck Magazine, the Gallatin Review, and onerooph.com.