Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Photographer.. Fascinating!

left you speechless?
It did to me ..
its the work of Shadi Ghadirian.. a Photographer from Iran..

" I am a woman and I live in Iran. I am a photographer and this is the only thing I know how to do. "
"...every time I think about a new series, in a way it is related to women."
"...It does not make a difference to me what place the Iranian woman has in the world because I am sure no one knows much about it. Perhaps the only mentality of an outsider about the Iranian woman is a black chador, however I try to portray all the aspects of the Iranian woman...."
..." a woman who one can not say to what time she belongs; a photograph from two eras; a woman who is dazed; a woman who is not connected to the objects in her possession. It was very natural that after marriage, vacuum cleaners and pots and pans find their way into my photographs; a woman with a different look, a woman who no matter in what part of the world she is living, still has these kinds of apprehensions. "
"The photographs are not authentic documentations but deal with current social issues. "
Shadi Ghadirian
via Shadi Ghadirian



  1. Wow, those are amazing. How did you come about these? They're so powerful.

  2. Bashayer,
    Wow this is interesting, and certainly makes one pause. Also I have a surprise for you on my site. On the post "Twice As Nice' is an award for you! I have always enjoyed visiting your blog, and wanted you to know. ~Cathy~

  3. The Sign Lady , TheTownHouseLady ..
    thanks so much ! I was absloutly speechless when I first saw those photos!

    Cathy!! Many Many thanks! YOU ARE the sweetest and its my pleasure to get this award!

  4. Just came across your blog. Thanks for sharing this fantastic work. So much great cinema from Iran, I guess it follows that there will be some amazing Iranian photographers. Particularly love the woman with the 'ghetto blaster' - such a powerful image.

  5. Bathe welcome to my blog! and thanks alot for commenting.. isnt that image so fascinating?