You are not in the picture

Mohammad Isaeayan

Digital print – 50*70 cm
You are not in the picture. Father has sat in the middle, one hand on the shoulder of Mother, another on Ensi’s, and we, three brothers have sat a step below. One of us is lost. You were always lost, and some- times you have never been. Just as now that you are not. You have slept under hun- dredweights of soil in the lost time of our youth. Somewhere in my memory you had stood behind the camera’s tripod and were looking from the viewfinder of the camera. “Fereydoun had three sons, Abbas Maroufi