Paris Photo 2009 to exhibit Kiarostami’s artworks

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (MNA) -- Photos by the celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will go on display at London’s Purdy Hicks Gallery as part of a program organized for the 2009 Paris Photo.

The main program of the Paris Photo, the world’s premier event for photography, will be held from November 19 to 22 at the Carrousel du Louvre.


At the same time, a number of Western galleries in the general section will be presenting photographic works created by Arabs.


In its 13th edition, Paris Photo turns the spotlight on photographic work from the Arabian countries and Iran in what is an unprecedented exploration of the art’s practice in this part of the world.


A round-table discussion “Spotlight on the Arabian and Iranian scene” and “Persia, Photography and Prestige” will be held on the sidelines of the event.


This year’s event will be based upon three components. The Central Exhibition will unveil a selection of rare studio photographs from the archives of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. The Statement section will present works by a number of emerging talents from the Orient and the Project Room will offer a series of video works.





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