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Regardez voir : Payram, photographer


Every week, L’Oeil de la Photographie presents the radio program Regardez voir, produced by Brigitte Patient on France Inter. Meeting with Payram in part of Festival ImageSingulières 2015 in Sète.

Payram was born in Tehran (Iran) in 1959. He left his homeland in 1983 and since then has been living in France. Today he works as a printer for Picto, one of France’s most important photographic labs, specialized in photographic print and postproduction. “I am an Iranian, born in Iran. I am a photographer and a printer, and I am in exile. I have always been in exile, since 1983 when I was forced to leave Iran for good. So I stopped writing and focused on photography. Twenty years later I was stunned to find in Syria the perception I had of Iran, of my grandparents… I took this landscapes as a present from a different time. It felt as if I was in state of feverish dreaming, as if I was entering a fog that would suddenly dissipate. A dream becoming real on the traces of a lost paradise.”

Regardez voir by Brigitte Patient
On Thursday at 11pm15 on French radio France Inter.
In partnership with L’Oeil de la Photographie

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