SHADI GHADIRIAN QAJAR SERIES

Ghadirian gained international recognition through the series Qajar and Like Every Day in and , respectively, and is now represented by Aeroplastics Gallery in Brussels, Kashya Hildebrand in London and Re-title. Through her work, she critically comments on the pushes and pulls between tradition and modernity for women living in Iran, as well as other contradictions that exist in everyday life. So, contrary to the expectation, a girl does not know how to deal with real life and domesticity when she marries. Shadi Ghadirian born in Tehran , Iran is a contemporary photographer living and working in Tehran. This juxtaposition of the traditional and the contemporaneous served as a starting off point for later series that further developed around the theme of contradiction in everyday life in contemporary Iran. On photography and history: In , Ghadirian won a competition for a photograph from her Qajar series depicting two women in hijabs holding a mirror reflecting banned books in a shelf. This video is composed of images identical to photos; there is no story to follow.

Other images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Shadi Ghadirian completed her first video piece called Too Loud a Solitude in On photography and history: Please note that this account is not the same as the MyLACMA account you may have for ticketing and membership transactions. Backgrounds and stylization of the photographs are nearly identical with the surviving original Qajar period photographs, but still each of them is supplemented with one object reffering to the present day. Through her work, she critically comments on the pushes and pulls between tradition and modernity for women living in Iran, as well as other contradictions that exist in everyday life. Audio Gems Audio clip: What is making your own bed?

InGhadirian won a competition for a photograph from her Qajar series depicting two women in hijabs holding a mirror reflecting banned books in a shelf. InGhadirian married the Iranian photographer and author Peyman Hooshmandzadeh born Tehran, Iran who also studied photography at Azad University. In their mind they are always thinking about these things. Bibliography Issa, Rose, ed. Sign up for our mailing list: When I see me, I see the other women like me, my sisters my friends, the women in this country.

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Shadi Ghadirian: Untitled (Qajar Series)

And if something is modern and good for us we accept it. Shadi Ghadirian was born in in Tehran, shortly before the Iranian Revolution.

These series attempt to work through and reveal the issues that women face living in contemporary Iran while also bringing to light the complexities of negative stereotypes that these same women face coming from abroad. Love Me, Love Me Not: Since then, the contemporary photographer has taken part in a diverse collection of group exhibitions all over Europe, North and South America, Northern Africa, Asia, and Australia as well as exhibitions in Iran and the Middle East.

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She holds a tape recorder listening to music. Please update your bookmark. This all helps Ghadirian to play a game of comparison and contrasts and it makes the viewer think about the dispute of the tradition and modernity in our globalised world. Funding for this series comes from: Through her work, she critically comments on the pushes and pulls between tradition and modernity for women living in Iran, as well as other contradictions that exist in everyday life.

In Iran, young women live with their families until they marry.

Shadi Ghadirian

Download the latest version here. Popular Galleries Minja Gu: She is not my generation, you know, when everybody had mini skirts and was following fashion in Iran. Bay Area listeners “Hidden World of Girls” stories. Untitled from the Qajar Series. Ghadirian gained international recognition through the series Qajar and Like Every Day ghadlrian andrespectively, and is now represented by Aeroplastics Gallery in Brussels, Kashya Hildebrand in London and Re-title.

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Curator Notes This photograph is from a series of thirty-three portraits by Shadi Ghadirian, a contemporary artist who was inspired by the studio portraiture first introduced to Iran in the late nineteenth century Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada. When we first began sereis on Hidden World of Girls, Davia saw a photograph on the cover of Art in America— a rich, sepia-toned image of a beautiful woman in a headscarf, wearing ornate traditional clothing, and bold, hip sunglasses.

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Reflections of how life was different then and is now also brings along thoughts of the role of women and how much it has or has not changed. Sign up to create an account and start saving your favorites.

In addition to focusing on individual projects, Ghadirian currently works at the Museum of Photography in Tehran. I realized that we have a very good history of photography in Iran because years ago our king was interested in photography.

Qajar Shadi Ghadirian Iran Photography.

This is the story that I wanted to tell. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. What is making your own bed? Forbidden to dance, to listen to music, to drink alcohol, or even drink Coca Cola or Serise Cola— American and foreign products.

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Shadi Ghadirian Nil, Nil. At that time Iran was very open to European ideas and fashions. Search Collections Join or Login. Shadi Ghadirian born in TehranIran is a contemporary photographer living and working in Tehran. In creating her photographs, Shadi borrowed antique traditional Qajar era dresses. In these photos you shadj see their faces. On photography and history: Shadi Ghadirian completed her first video piece called Too Loud a Solitude in She adds modern elements to these traditional scenes, such as a Pepsi can, a boom box, a bicycle and an avant-garde Tehran newspaper.

Views Read Edit View history. All the women, we can see in these pictures, are dressed in the period of 19th century clothes and they belong to the artist’s family or are her close friends. It is now being expanded to cover