About—Sarmad Magazine
Sarmad Magazine

Sarmad Magazine is an independent platform (founded in 2012) dedicated to practices and studies related to Image, which deals with various forms of image-making and their genealogical, technical, artistic and socio-political importance and influence. Sarmad works through online and print publishing, research, public events, and book making (namely the Sarmad Book Series).

Sarmad has initiated the project Un-Making Image in 2017; a long-term project that investigates the interrelations of image and power in various ways. It consists of two main themes explored through public events and discussions, culminating in two publications. The two themes include “Optics; Photography in its Entirety” and “Image and Power”. This project is supported by Gemeente Rotterdam, and has worked with Stichting Stad in de Maak and TENT Rotterdam as collaborators.

Sarmad is a project by Alireza Abbasy and Golnar Abbasi (co-founders), and Arvand Pourabbasi.