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Mitra Tabrizian

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Born in Tehran and based in London, Tabrizian is a photographer and filmmaker who explores themes of migration and social fragmentation. Much of her work critiques corporate culture, the urban landscape, and the concept of the homeland. Drawing on the allegorical style of Iranian new wave cinema, her photographs of Iranian emigres focus specifically on …

Hengameh Golestan

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Golestan (born 1952, Tehran) is considered a pioneer among Iranian women photographers. She began photographing at age 18 and developed her skills alongside her husband, renowned photojournalist Kaveh Golestan. Hengameh Golestan was one of a very small group of documentary photographers who captured street protests in the capital, focusing especially on women during and immediately …

Malekeh Nayiny

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Nayiny (born 1955, Tehran) left Iran to study photography and cinematography in the United States and France. Unable to return to Iran after the revolution, she settled in Paris where she lives and works today. Cut off from home and family, she turned to old family photographs to reconnect with her roots. She frequently utilizes …

My Iran: Six Women Photographers

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From the dynamism of the street to the quiet corners of distant memories, the works featured in My Iran: Six Women Photographers explore the complexities of life within and outside their home country.  The images offer nuanced views of Iran while shedding light on each photographer’s identity as an artist. Hengameh Golestan’s shots of women protesting …

Gohar Dashti

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Born in 1980 in Ahvaz, Dashti works in a variety of media, including photography and video, and received her MA in Photography from the Fine Art University of Tehran in 2005. Much of Dashti’s work draws on her memories of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), and centers on the relationship that individuals in …

Shadi Ghadirian

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Ghadirian (born 1974, Tehran) studied photography at the University of Azad, where she was one of the first to graduate after the revolution. Her work focuses on the complex, contradictory world in which young women live in post-revolutionary Iran. She makes visible these paradoxes in creative, often humorous ways that subvert traditional portraiture and popular …

Newsha Tavakolian

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A self-taught photographer, Tavakolian (born 1981, Tehran) began working at a daily newspaper at the age of 16. Following an interruption in her photojournalistic work during Iran’s presidential elections in 2009, Tavakolian began developing independent still and moving image projects that combine social documentary with portraiture. She continues to work in this vein, paying attention …

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Presents a Different View of Iran

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“My Iran: Six Women Photographers” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Aug. 10 through Feb. 9, 2020. It is the latest in the museum’s ongoing exhibition series of contemporary Asian photography. Drawn from the museum’s growing collections, the works of these six female photographers, Hengameh Golestan, Newsha Tavakolian, Malekeh Nayiny, …