Eight Iranian photographers exhibit their unique, individual perspectives on life in Iran today, to offer a vivid social commentary on the traditions, religion, politics and culture of one of the oldest civilisations in the world and the people within it.
Exhibition highlights include: a photograph from Bahman Jalali’s Image of Imagination Series in which 19th century photo negatives have been layered and developed simultaneously to create a collage-like visual impression; Omid Salehi’s beautifully photographed Iranian wall murals; Jalal’s Sepehr’s Persian rugs situated in unlikely places and Tara Inanloo’s controversial self-portraits that were deemed ‘illegal’ in Iran and forced her to seek asylum in the UK.
This exhibition has been curated by Susan Young, Founder & Director of the Richard Young Gallery, and partner to renowned celebrity photographer, Richard Young. Susan is of Persian lineage and has acquired a specialist knowledge of Islamic art over the past 30 years.
Since 30th March to 2nd June
Richard Young Gallery
4 Holland Street London w48 4Lt