Iran Photo (inside & outside)
On the occasion of the second edition of Iran Photo, the association Badguir presents a selection of photographs by young Iranian artists, working inside and outside of the country. Iran Photo (inside & outside) offers a nuanced view of Iran, one that reveals the complex changes that the country has experienced over the last four decades, changes that have at times been in opposition to traditional religious values.
Like other countries, but in a different national and international context, Iranian society has evolved and presents many faces that bear witness to many aspects, such as the increasing influence of women and unprecedented urban growth. The combination of these factors, and others, has contributed to the creation of artistic and cultural networks.
Photography has been a dominant form of expression in the narration of these changes. Today, a new generation of photographers, who, for the most part were born after 1979, is emerging in Iran. All of the photographers presented here are under forty. They are part of a representative generation that reveals the evolution of the photographic practice in their country. Their work reflects an artistic approach to social documentation, images that are beyond photojournalism. Through twenty different photographic series, Iran Photo offers a vision of a society in flux, like practically anywhere around the world right now—with its pride, its individualities, and its questions.
Exhibition organized by
Zahra Jahan-Bakhsh, Curator
Guy Devinoy, Artistic Director
Lillian Davies, Director of Communications
Mahsa Mirhosseini, Coordination
Qazale Amidi, Soha Asadi, Sadra Bagheri, Erfan Dadkhah, Hamed Farhangi, Milad Gorgin, Poolad Javaher Haghighi, Mohsen Kaboli, Alireza Karamzadeh, Alborz Kazemi, Saba Khansari, Payam Mofidi, Marzieh Mohammadmiri, Sahar Mokhtari, Mehdi Moradpour, Sara Niroobakhsh, Maryam Rahmanian, Mohsen Shahmardi, Sina Shiri, Negar Yaghmaian.
Service de la coopération de l’Ambassade de France, Tehran
Centre de la Langue Française, Tehran
Centre culturel de l’Ambassade d’Iran à Paris
Assar Art Gallery
At Cité internationale des Arts
Open daily, free entry 11:00 — 20:00
Tuesday April 23: Opening & Meetings with the artists (19h-22h)
Friday May 3 : Book signing, Maryam Zandi’s “The Revolution of Iran 79,” Editions Nazar (18h-20h)
The exhibition coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution and on this occasion we present the books of two Iranian photographers, Kaveh Kazemi’s “Revolutionaries” and Maryam Zandi’s “The Revolution of Iran 79”
Catalogue published and available on the occasion of the exhibition.
Cité internationale des Arts
18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France
April 23, 2019 to May 07, 2019