┐ Sara Rahbar └

© Sara Rahbar, Untitled, from the series Love arrived & How red, photography, 2008 © Sara Rahbar, Trapped in Dark Night with Nowhere to Run, I Have Died a Million Times Every Night in this Bed (left) + Kurdistan Flag #5 (right), from the series Flags, mixed media + textiles, 2005-2010 © Sara Rahbar, Solitary…

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┐ Shirana Shahbazi └

© Shirana Shahbazi, Mercedes, from the series Flowers, fruits, portraits, 2008 © Shirana Shahbazi, Stilleben, from the series Flowers, fruits, portraits, 2008 Echoing statements by Roland Barthes, Shahbazi commented recently, “Photography is a simple, stupid medium.”2 In fact, photography is dumbfounding; it communicates in a purely visual language. Yet, without a frame to contextualize these…

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║ Zeinab Salarvand ║

© Zeinab Salarvand, Untitled, from the series Interior, Exteriorer, 2007 © Zeinab Salarvand, Untitled, from the series Interior, Exteriorer, 2007 “Standing on pedestrian bridges, observing people in their fast moving shiny wheel-boxes, fantasizing about each and every story of theirs or sitting on the top of a hill looking down on the City, staring at…

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║ Sara Rahbar ║

© Sara Rahbar, Flag #15 With these Eyes, fromThe Flag series, 2008 © Sara Rahbar, Untitled #10, from the series You are safe here with me, 2008 “We left our woes behind, with only echoes of our previous lives remaining. Seeking continuation, time and refuge, human beings attempting to survive our selves, our lives, and…

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║ Anoush Abrar ║

© Anoush Abrar, Catherine, from the series Californication, 2003 © Anoush Abrar, Marianna, from the series Californication, 2003 “The film studios, the celebrities, the entertainment capital of the United States- the state of California revolves around the film industry and its success. Projecting an image of fame and fortune, beauty and happiness, Hollywood draws people…

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║ Shirin Neshat ║

© Shirin Neshat, Untitled, from the series Zarin, 2005 © Shirin Neshat, Untitled, from the series Zarin, 2005 “My themes always seem to develop as a personal inquiry toward certain issues that I am faced with as an individual; for example my resentment and questions toward political powers or events such as the Islamic revolution…

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