Parisian biennial highlights Iran’s art of photography

TEHRAN, Sept. 11 (MNA) -- The art of photography in Iran is honored and reviewed by the Photoquai Biennial which is currently underway in Paris.

The event dedicates a section to Iranian photography entitled “165 years of Iranian photography” from September 22 to November 29.


This section,held in the Musée du Quai Branly west mezzanine area, is an overview of Iranian photography that includes portraits from the Qajar era up until the latest contemporary works by major Iranian photographers.


As part of the biennial, recent works by the Iranian artist Shadi Ghadirian are currently on display during an exhibition at the Baudoin Lebon gallery which will run until October 10.


La Monnaie de Paris has chosen to show the three most recent generations of Iranian photographers between the 1979 Islamic Revolution and 2009. The one-month exhibit will start on November 9.


Photos by several Iranian artists including Hassan Sarbakhshian, Jamshid Bayrami, Mohammad Farnud, Omid Salehi, Babak Bordbar, Mahbubeh Karamali, Mahdieh Moradi and Laleh Sherkat will go on display during the exhibit.


Photos by the Iranian photographers Abbas Kowsari, Gohar Dashti and Katayoun Karami are on display during the exhibition on the Quai Branly.


The exhibit which includes artworks by 50 photographers from 32 countries will run until November 9.


The artworks have been selected for a route along the banks of the Seine, alongside the Musée du Quai Branly.


Created in 2007 by the Musée du Quai Branly and dedicated to non western photography, Photoquai, the biennial exhibition of world images, takes place from September 9 to November 22 on the Quai Branly, opposite the museum and in partnership with several cultural institutions.


The artistic direction of the second Photoquai Biennial has been entrusted to Anahita Qabaian Etehadieh, an Iranian gallery owner and founder of the Silk Road Gallery.





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