Shadi Ghadirian: Iranian Photographer


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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.This book includes images from Untitled Qajar series (1998–99), Like Every Day series (2001–02), Censors series (2003–04), Be Colorful series  (2004–05), and CTRL+ALT+DEL series (2006–07).

This book was written by Rose Issa, a freelance curator specializing in contemporary visual arts and films from the Arab world and Iran.

“Being a woman in Iran is hard, and working as a woman photographer is even harder.”—Shadi Ghadirian

- Paperback
- 64 pages, 8 x 10 x 0.3 inches
- 34 images in color
- 2009

SKU: 30265

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