Shadi Ghadirian

Shadi Ghadirian

Iranian Photographer

Book - 2008
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"Being a woman in Iran is hard, and working as a woman photographer is even harder."--Shadi Ghadirian

Shadi Ghadirian is one of Iran's leading contemporary photographers. Born in Tehran in 1974, she has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, and her work has been collected by museums worldwide.

She came to the limelight in the late 1990s with her Qajar series, in which she examines the paradoxical position of women in Iran. Women in traditional clothing pose with items such as a mountain bike or a boom box.

Rose Issa is a freelance curator, specializing in contemporary visual arts and films from the Arab world and Iran.

Publisher: London ; San Francisco : Saqi, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780863566387
0863566383
Branch Call Number: 770.92 GHADIRIA
Characteristics: 62 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Issa, Rose

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Shadi Ghadirian is a contemporary Iranian photographer whose work challenges perceptions of the role of Islamic women in today's society.


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