The current pandemic has caused our lives to change dramatically, contributing to a pervasive sense of uncertainty, loss, and isolation. The traumatic situation many people went through is threatening their psychological integrity. Especially, in closed and critical societies such as Iran where the pandemic is strongly affecting the population.
This project is a deep exploration into those aspects of reality that have completely disappeared in the news coverage. Mahammad Hatami, the Head of Psychology and Counselling Council in Iran reported: ‘Since the Covid-19 pandemic began it has strongly hit people’s lives. In a post-Covid society we are now facing a tsunami of psychological disorders, which will overbearingly emerge, resulting in social damages.’ In fact, Covid-19 increased depression in the Iranian society more than ever.
The death toll is rising every day and this is a worrying situation. Iran is moving towards a humanitarian catastrophe. In May 2021, the beginning of the fifth wave of the virus with more severe infections, was officially announced. At the same time, because of unorganization and ideological misconception about the fact that vaccines are developed in the United States and Europe, the vaccination process has been slow in the country. These factors combined are producing immeasurable damages, whose impact will be felt for years to come. A transformation is happening in the psychological dimension, an invisible mutation which hides itself behind masks and gloves.