Parisa is an Iranian-Canadian documentary photographer currently in Dubai. Her work focuses on issues surrounding diaspora, displacement, and questions of identity amongst marginalized groups.
Parisa lived and worked in Uganda for a year covering social and cultural issues in rural communities. During her time there, she worked as a freelance photographer for the Associated Press. Parisa has also worked extensively in New Orleans, examining the traditions of the African-American community and their struggle to maintain their culture in a rapidly shifting landscape.
Earlier this year, Parisa was an Artist in Residence at the Bronx Documentary Center under the direction of Mike Kamber.
Her work has been published in the New York Times, Associated Press, BBC, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and others.