Sourena Parham is a visual artist and online media professional with a background in cultural studies, photography, and documentary filmmaking. Sourena’s photography projects include “Tehran, Seen through Objects” and “Murals of East LA and Echo Park”. In 2002 he worked with the Margaret Mead Award recipient, Tobias Hecht, on a series of photographs for a Guggenheim-funded book project, Afterlife. The subject of the project was the life of street children in the city of Recife, Brazil. Between 2003 and 2008 Sourena worked with the Library of Congress to collect and preserve the publications produced by the Iranian-American community in Los Angeles. During this time, he also worked on a collection of photographs that documented the life of the Iranian-American community in California.