August 6, 2022 – January 8, 2023
This exhibition will feature the work of Bahman Jalali (1944–2010) and his wife and closest collaborator Rana Javadi (b. 1953). Noted for their sharp documentary images and haunting photomontage works, the artists are two of the most influential figures in the development of twentieth-century photography in Iran. Driven by the medium’s powerful—and fragile—relationship to collective memory, Jalali and Javadi created an unparalleled visual record of a tumultuous period in their homeland. This will be the first retrospective of Jalali’s work in a United States museum.