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Iranian Photography Now

Issa, Rose

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ISBN 10: 3775722572 / ISBN 13: 9783775722575
Published by Hatje Cantz
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Num Pages: 234 pages, ca. 185 Abb., davon ca. 135 farb. BIC Classification: 1FBN; 3JM; AJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 306 x 244 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1726. . 2009. 0th Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783775722575

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Title: Iranian Photography Now

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Iranian photography reveals a radical aesthetic, embracing both beauty and political resistance, that is shared by practitioners based in Iran--who have devised innovative responses to that country's political restrictions--as well as Iranians in exile--who have been able to create politically and culturally provocative works for the past 30 years. Shirin Neshat and Kaveh Golestan are perhaps the best-known photographers featured in this publication, which also introduces the work of 34 equally accomplished artists--including Reza Aramesh, Parastou Forouhar, Abbas Kiarostami, Amiral Ghasemi and Shadi Ghadirian. Along with images of their work, some of which has rarely been seen, each photographer contributes a narrative about their life and artistic practice, creating a definitive document on the state of contemporary Iranian photography that transcends Western clichés and misconceptions about the culture of this singular country.

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Homi Bhabha is a central figure in cultural studies and has been invited to to deliver kectures around the world at important institutions, including The University of London, England, whilst holding a more permanent position at the University of Chicago and Harvard University since 1997.

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