Monday, June 14, 2010

Photographer #051: Shadi Ghadirian

Shadi Ghadirian, Iran, 1974, got international recognition with her series Qajar in 1998. Qajar are images of woman dressed in the 19th century Qajar-style. The pictures are also taken that way, but Shadi has added a few modern touches. She points out the difficulties of tradition and modernisation of the women in Iran today.

In the series Like EveryDay she depicts all the things women have to do on a daily basis. Making the appliances their face symbolises how women are looked upon.

Her latest work is White Squar, objects of war with a red ribbon, making it a gift. The objects are photographed completely isolated.


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