The Interior: Iran

20 September 2013

Babak Kazemi, From the series The Exit of Shirin and Farhad

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The Interior: derived from a cinema and screen-writing term which is used to separate outdoor and indoor scenes, the notion may be read in terms of specialised knowledge about a particular situation that is revealed when we explore a deeper connection with a personal or social situation. The emphasis is also on the double life people lead as a result of societal pressure from local or international forces, which render their lives a hidden story, a personal diary of events. The real challenge perhaps lies in the paradoxical compulsions of a public outlook and personal belief living as a part of society yet being alone in ones discovery of the self.

With support from Mohsen-Gallery

With participation from Pix-Team_Lucida

EDITORIAL

Exposure And Privacy

Mehdi Moghimnejad

The history of photography in Iran has established its lineage with the documentary form. As a powerful tool in the hands of every citizen, the medium has functioned as a mirror in a country with a unique geopolitical condition – the desire to be a sovereign republic through a transparent and...

The Labyrinth

Ehsan Rasoulof

The ledger of images presented here is bound by the norms, boundaries and paradoxes that underlie works produced in an environment of uncertainty. There is a calculated depiction of halfway spaces, intermixed cultures, fragmented identities and forlorn people wandering in a world of chaos, trying...

‘What is Living? I Don’t Know’

Rahaab Allana, Editor

Photographer Reza Nadji shoots an abandoned rooftop in Tehran, and the wall he captures bears an urgent scribble – What is living: I don't know. Perhaps in Iran, as a local proverb claims, doubt is the key to knowledge. As is the case with life too, this idea casts an unassuming air of...

The Other Living

Tanvi Mishra

The dramatic impact of images in Iran is contingent on their unique melding of artistic intent and political commentary. As a first time visitor, something that immediately struck me while travelling through the streets of Tehran were the large scale visuals of printed hoardings running along the...

Somewhere Between

Arunima Singh

What defines me? Where do I belong? Who am I? Posing these questions helps us define our concept of self, comprising various overlapping identities. These questions morph our sense of self by challenging fundamental paradigms of identity or identities that we create for ourselves. Such identities...

FEATURES

01

To Their Private World

Kaveh Baghdadchi

After Sunrise

Memories of the Interior

Arash Fesharaki

babak kazemi,alice in land of Iran,2011

The Exit of Shirin and Farhad

Babak Kazemi

03

Square of Silence

Dariush Kiani

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In Somalia

Mahdieh Mirhabibi

6 Pain as a Natural Heritage

Repulsion

Ata Mohammadi

Rooftop of a Building on Vali-ye-Asr, Kavusiyeh

Tehran: The City Interrupted

Reza Nadji

3

“We Live in a Parodoxical Society”

Ali Nadjian & Ramyar Manouchehrzadeh

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The Second Take

Mehrdad Asgari Tari

An afghan boy carries Afghani money in Afghanistan money market in Herat,Afghanistan 2001

Life in War

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'Uncle'

Me-ror

Nikoo Tarkhani

Beyond the Doors

Gholam Rezayazdani

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