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Made in Tehran

Posted in Iran, Photo, Photography by homeyra on January 25, 2008

Gallery Cicero for political photography in cooperation with Artefakt and the Centre of Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin, presented recently Made in Tehran: Six Perspectives, an exhibition of photos by a group of six Iranian women – all born between 1974 and 1981, the six all are trying to complicate what are common, overly simplistic views of the place of women in Iranian society and politics…” The Guardian


Featured artists:
Mehraneh Atashi
Gohar Dashti
Ghazaleh Hedayat
Shadi Ghadirian, see gallery, slide show, an interview
Newsha Tavakolia, see previous post Newsha
Hamila Vakili, see gallery

Female photographers depict their Iran, Speigel

The secret lives of us: From beauty salons to traditional male strongholds, Iranian women are using photography to show their country in a different light. The Guardian

Forget the sterotypes: Iran’s women are active and organised, In my country the struggle for empowerment and equality has a long history. Massoumeh Torfeh, The Guardian

Link – and more pictures via Aida Foroutan


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  1. irmgardartig said, on January 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    This exhibition gave a reveiling and exciting glance of how women live in Teheran today. The young photographers showed a couragous site of their view upon it. Very interesting and important to see, for Berlin and Westerners like us.

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