Access for international journalists to cover crises or protests in Iran is severely limited. As a result, independent sources reporting on events outside the control and censorship of the state are primarily found on the internet and social media platforms. Images captured by protesters in Iran are especially valuable, as they provide insight into the true nature of the revolution’s narrative.

The Islamic Republic’s propaganda machine constantly attempts to monopolize the narrative both internally, by restricting internet access within Iran, and externally, by influencing the media. Meanwhile, news agencies and social platforms may prioritize generating a media commodity over delivering accurate information.

Our project “Frame” seeks to examine the online archive of the revolution through a small, square frame to reveal different interpretations of a specific image archive from various angles.,