City Rhythms

by Anthony Palmer

7 January 2024

The third in a series of podcast interviews, Anthony Palmer explores the practice and approach of photographer Sara Faridamin


"The initial feeling, and a kind of naiveness and being new, and the fact that a lot of things that a local would not notice but for me as a newcomer, I’d find them as extraordinary....These images by no means can represent the cities I lived in in a typical way, they are really personal accounts of my lived experience."

Sara Faridamin, photographer  


Sara Faridamin is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She holds an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2018 she completed an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Her visual research and art practice are mainly focused on social geography, psychogeography and the everyday life of cities often with an autobiographical side. Exploring the concept of rhythm in everyday life, characterised by mundane and repetitive activities is the basis of her photography practice.

Crossing Lines is a collaborative venture with the Centre for Urban and Community Research and a satellite group of London Independent Photography. The meetings are hosted by the interviewer and photographer Anthony Palmer and take place online every first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Other topics that have recently been explored include photography of architectural re-use, industrial preservation, a visual sociology of the doorbell, colonial spaces, the social memory of place and how regeneration of the city can be photographed.

Background image : The Erosion of Spectacle_1

︎ credits : Sara Faridamin

If you’re interested in joining Crossing Lines please contact Anthony Palmer , or visit the Crossing Lines page on London Independent Photography