Mehraneh Atashi : "Tehran Self-portraits - 2008"

Show in Quad, Derby, UK - March/April 2011

Tehran’s Self-Portraits explores her experiences of living in a city that is changing quickly. Over the last 30 years Tehran’s population has grown from 5 to 15 million. In the process of expanding and being rebuilt, its cultural identity is shifting. In response, Atashi has tried to enable the city to make a portrait of itself in flux. To do this she tried to look through her Holga camera as if she was a statue, part of the fabric of the city.

I am looking forward to visiting her show in Derby but in the meantime I have found those images in  her Artreview page. For more realted to Mehraneh Atashi in my blog, click here.


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