Forever Under Construction


Posted in Iran, Italy, Photo, Photography by homeyra on March 23, 2007


Gallery 3: The four seasons


Gallery 6: Iran – Clouds
Courtesy of Riccardo Zipoli

In a recent effort, to sort of balance the image of Iran as presented by Fox /CNN, subsidiaries, affiliates and various cohorts, a number of slide shows and movies have been circulating the web; such as the Peace Train, Majdfar’s slide show and this one. Even the BBC –(British Broadcasting Calamity & here)– seems to have made an effort to present a less biased documentary by its own standards. This presentation of Riccardo Zipoli‘s work has none of the above agendas.


Gallery 18: Flowers

Zipoli is neither a passing by traveler, nor a photograph on a hasty assignment. His photos are the result of a long and deep relationship with the country. A Persian language and literature scholar and teacher, former director of the Department of Eurasian Studies at Venice University, film-maker, photographer, Zipoli has published many articles and books on classical and contemporary Persian poetry. He has also held exhibitions in Italy, London, São Paulo.


Gallery 1: Solitary trees

Gallery 23: Series of several trees

In 2005 he organized an exhibition at the Silk Road gallery in Tehran jointly with Abbas Kiarostami.


Gallery 19: Meadows

Riccardo’s Iran consists of solitary trees, far away roads, the remains of a wall… the poetry of an emerging life, where for others, life seems to have ended.


Gallery 13: Winter gardens


Gallery 20: Unusual trees

I think one must have a very special world view to live in Venice and still long for the culture and images of Iran! Riccardo’s work reminds me of Antonioni‘s images and exploration of what I would call the infinite no-where.


Gallery 17: Means of transport

non-judgmental-those who have time to see …
Photos: courtesy of Riccardo Zipoli, visit Riccardo’s homepage


Gallery 7: Strips


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  1. Servant said, on March 24, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Thank you, Homeyra. I enjoyed all the galleries. I hope I will get the chance to visit in person some day.

  2. Manas Shaikh said, on March 24, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Please put a search box, sister.

  3. peoplesgeography said, on March 24, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely rich landscapes, expansive and evocative. I also hope to visit one day.

  4. homeyra said, on March 24, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    It is a different perspective of the country. You are all welcome!
    Done Manas!

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