Mahmoodian's work questions notions of identity and home, bridging a space between personal and political. Through her journey she explores the effects of exile and distance on memory, dreams and daily life. Working with images, poems and archives, Mahmoodian looks for the lyrical realities frames in the photographs.
Mahmoodian has published two books with RRB Photobooks, co-published with ICVL Studio (Bristol, UK). Her first, Shenasnameh gained great cult following, and her second, Zanjir has recently been awarded the Photo/Texte book award at Les Rencontres d'Arles.