The Little Black Gallery presents the exhibition Behind The Masculinity by Iranian photographer Babak Haghi on its new online art platform BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!
Iranian photographer Babak Haghi’s main concerns are body dialect, the expression of femininity, and the outbreak of identity with the use of photography and video.
Dialect which does not require a language, dialect that if any human frees him/herself to the level of reaching subconscious, his/her body language will automatically speak. Body language can even be an expression of human’s hidden identity and this can be the reason to eliminate gendered borders and exhibit humans’ hidden (sexual) attractions.
Haghi is looking for the anima inside everyone – as described by Jung.
Interview with Babak Haghi
Q : What was the first photography book you bought?
On Photography by Susan Sontag.
Q : What is your favourite colour?
Q : Who are your photographic influences?
Misha Gordin, Diane Arbus
Q : What is your favourite museum?
Fotografiska – because they support photographers and show many different types of high quality photography.
Q : If you could buy any photograph which would it be?
That would probably be photos by Misha Gordin.
Q : Your favourite holiday destination?
I’d love to travel to Spain for its beautiful nature and friendly people. They love dance, music and beauty.
Q : If there is one living person you could photograph who would it be?
I’d love to photograph a dancer named Kevin France. He lives in Paris and knows his body well and has an interesting understanding of figures, performance and protrusions of his body. I hope our visa issues are resolved soon and Iranians are able to travel around the world more easily.
Q : What is your guilty pleasure?
I’d rather keep it a secret!
Q : What is your favourite city?
Istanbul and Paris. Istanbul is a very beautiful city and I have many dear friends there. Paris has many art museums, art galleries, and artists I’d like to visit and talk with.
Q : Which charities do you support?
An institution in Tehran that educates and supports labor and abused children.
The Little Black Gallery presents the exhibition Behind The Masculinity by Iranian photographer Babak Haghi on its new online art platform BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! until 8 January 2021 at www.boysboysboys.org
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