Katayoun Javan is an Iranian artist based in Melbourne. She studied photography at Tehran Azad University and completed a MFA at Deakin University in 2013. Through documentary photography, portraiture and use of found photos she draws on personal stories to explore notions of memory, home and displacement. She has exhibited in Australia and internationally. In 2016 she was the recipient of a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria and the result of her research, a series of photographic portraits of Iranian immigrants in Melbourne accompanied by extracts of interviews with them, was exhibited at the State Library in 2017.