The golden age of Iranian photography began in 1997 when international magazines and editors frequently published pictures by Iranian artists, attracting the curiosity of museum curators and exhibition organizers around the world.
Iranian photography is characterized by its thematic organization, and by its refusal to show “the same emblematic pictures seen over and over without falling into the trap of exotic images attracting the eye” comments Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, Director of the Silk Road Gallery in Tehran and an influential personality in Iranian photography.
Through the works of Rana Javadi, Arash Fayez and Hawar Amini, the exhibition offers a pictorial observation of Iranian society.
A self-taught photographer, Rana Javadi has been working as the Photography Director of the Cultural Research Bureau in Teheran since 1989. She is also member of the Editorial Board of Aksnameh (a quarterly photography magazine) and is a jury member for photography competitions.
Arash Fayez was born in Teheran in 1984. He has a degree in architecture. In 2004, he received the Kaveh Golestan photography prize.
Hawar Amini was born in 1981 in Marivan, in Iranian Kurdistan. He has a painting degree from the Ispahan University of Iran.
Via La Lettre de la Photographie