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Jemime Stehli - Strip series

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Strip No1 Writer
Strip No3 Critic
Strip No4 Curator
Strip No5 Dealer
Strip No6 Critic
Strip No7 Writer

Melanie Bonajo

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furniture bondage  from the series are all clichés true ? 2007
Janneke 2007
Katja, 2007
Annamarie, 2008
Interview

Irving Penn

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Cecil Beaton with Nude, 1946  The Irving Penn Foundation National Portrait Gallery

Raphael Danke - untitled works - 2007/9

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To Mehraneh Atashi ... conceptual jewellery project for "I Care A Lot".

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About two weeks ago I came across a call for submission for an international jewellery exhibition, I Care A Lot, Middle East portable discussion, which aim is to "raise the discussion about current issues in the Middle East". As I make jewellery, I thought this was a great opportunity to use my craft skills in a more conceptual way, which context could grow from the present blog. This project happened to make even more sense when I heard that Mehraneh Atashi, Iranian artist I discovered some time ago and really loved, had been arrested with her husband. I was very shocked by this news and felt it had happened to a friend, an artist-sister ...
I have friends from Kurdistan, Iraq, men and women and these past years I have heard a lot about this neighbour country of Iran. The wars, the life there, the weight of traditions and religion but also funny childhood memories and such a nice food ...
I don't watch TV and hardly read any news. It's a deliberate boycott, a choic…

Where is Mehraneh Atashi ?

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Grau Wal

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Burqas

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Givenchy 2009

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Jananne Al-Ani

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"Untitled 1 & 2" by Jananne Al-Ani, Kirkuk, Iraq

Mona Hatoum - artworks with human hair

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Hair Necklace,1995
Human hair, leather bust, wood, 27 x 21 x 16 cm Intervention in the collection of the Museum Querini Stampalia


Keffieh (1993-99)


Keffieh, by Mona Hatoum, (1993-99), human hair on cotton, 1993-1999, collection Peter Norton, Santa Monica

Zoe Leonard - Preserved head of a bearded woman, musée Cerfila 1991

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(picture taken by myself at the show "Elles", Beaubourg Museum, Paris, 2009)
Zoe Leonard's Interview extract

A models-eye view of the end of the catwalk at the BCBG Max Azria show - Photo : Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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The secret lives of us - The Guardian article&interviews about Iranian women photographers

From beauty salons to traditional male strongholds, Iranian women are using photography to show their country in a different light.

Kate Connolly
The Guardian, Wednesday 2 January 2008
Newsha Tavakolian, a 26-year-old from Tehran, points to one of her photographs, a woman in a bright green scarf with swollen pink lips, bruised eyes and a thinly plastered nose. "What do you see?" she asks me. I'm not sure, I say - a woman who has been beaten up, maybe by her husband.

"I met her in a doctor's surgery," she says. "I thought something dreadful had happened to her, but she told me she had had the works done - a nose job, liposuction, the bags under her eyes, even a boob job, all in one go - to make herself more beautiful."
Through her work, Tavakolian hopes to challenge western preconceptions about Iran, and particularly about Iranian women's lives. Far from being a portrait of domestic abuse, her photograph illustrates the national obsession wit…