Persian Visions: Contemporary Iranian Photo Exhibit at DePauw University

Persian Visions is the title of a photography exhibition from Iran which is going to be held from Feb 10 to May 8 in the U.S.

“Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran,” an exhibition of 58 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran’s most celebrated photographers, will be on view at DePauw University‘s Richard E. Peeler Art Center from February 10 through May 8. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, which simultaneously addressing public concerns.


Shokoufeh Alidousti offers self-portraits and family photographs exploring both cultural and female identity. Esmail Abbasi draws on Persian literature for his subject matter with contemporary notes on the present circumstances in Iran. Shahriar Tavakoli focuses on his family history through a series of portraits capturing the subtleties and mood of the Iranian family. In Koroush Adim’s Revelation series, the images in the exhibition that feature the veil acknowledge this sign of culture, and yet the “revelation” is anything but simple. Shahrokh Ja’fari’s use of unusual spacial rendering in depicting the veiled figure demands that the viewer look harder and think harder about what can be revealed through the visual.

“Persian Visions” was developed by Hamid Severi for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran and Gary Hallman of the Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

The exhibition will open in galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center on Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays.


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