On the occasion of the exhibition Hannah Darabi – Enghelab Street, The Revolution by the Books, Iran 1979-1983, The Eye of Photography returns in images on 5 publications presented by the BAL. Here is Allah Akbar by Shahrokh Hatami. Published by the Institut de la culture iranienne, in 1980.
This two-volume book of photographs of Hatami is published on the occasion of the first anniversary of the revolution.
He offers a photographic portrait of Khomeini’s journey, from his French exile from Neauphle-le-Château to his triumphal return to Tehran, to the city of Qom, the religious capital of Iran.
The book, intended for an international and national audience, is published in four languages: Arabic, French, English and Persian. It consists of eight chapters, which represent eight sequences from the imam’s journey to the incarnation of the spiritual power of Islam on earth.
The photographs, in color and in black and white, bear witness to a controlled documentary writing, supported by details and anecdotes provided in legends. The freedom taken with chronology and the terminological choices build a fictional history of the revolution.
Enghelab Street, the Revolution by the books
Exhibition from January 10 to February 11, 2019
6 Impasse of the Defense