Archives of Violence
Pouria Khojastehpay Mont Publishing House

Archives of Violence





Release date

November 2020


Mont Publishing House


3 oz


5.8 x 8.3 "


Edition of 200
Just in from Mont Pubishing House out of Melbourne, Australia..
Archives of Violence features an interview with Pouria Khojastehpay (550BC) conducted by Daniel Stewart (Total Control, Distort Mag) and Mahmood Fazal (No Gangsters In Paradise) in November 2020.

Images provided by Pouria, and layout by James Vinciguerra (Total Control).

From the introduction by Mahmood Fazal:

Even if the skies were shorter than my knees, I would not kneel.

- Cyrus the Great

Persian poems scar the back of a man with a shirt over his head. A man in an American prison wears a Keffiyeh while he makes salah. Another stands with an imitation Kalashnikov in front of an olive tree. A stream of iPhone portraits curated by artist Pouria Khojastehpay, under the pseudonym 550BC, complicates criminal and radical identities through the addition of new textures of personality and culture.
Hand stamped and numbered.