Edition 2017

Iran: year 38

66 iranian photographers

Closed on 27 August 2017
Meead Akhi, Azadeh Akhlaghi, Ali & Ramyar, Saba Alizadeh, Hoda Amin, Hawar Amini, Abbas Attar, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Dadbeh Bassir, Erfan Dadkhah, Solmaz Daryani, Gohar Dashti, Alireza Fani, Hamed Farhangi, Arash Fayez, Shadi Ghadirian, Jassem Ghazbanpour, Azin Haghighi, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Bahman Jalali, Rana Javadi, Poolad Javaher Haghighi, Alborz Kazemi, Babak Kazemi, Kaveh Kazemi, Mehregan Kazemi, Arash Khamooshi, Danial Khodaie, Abbas Kiarostami, Gelareh Kiazand, Abbas Kowsari, Yalda Moaiery, Sasan Moayyedi, Mehran Mohajer, Mehdi Monem, Amir Mousavi, Sahar Mokhtari, Tahmineh Monzavi, Mehran Naghshbandi, Azin Nafarhaghighi, Mehrdad Naraghi, Morteza Niknahad & Behnam Zakeri, Ebrahim Noroozi, Mohsen Rastani, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Behnam Sadighi, Majid Saeedi, Omid Salehi, Hasan Sarbakhshian, Jalal Sepehr, Bahram Shabani, Noushin Shafiei, Hashem Shakeri, Jalal Shams Azaran, Sina Shiri, Arya Tabandehpoor, Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi, Maryam Takhtkeshian, Newsha Tavakolian, Sadegh Tirafkan, Mehdi Vosoughnia, Mohsen Yazdipour, Hasti Zahiri, Maryam Zandi

It is not a coincidence that Iran has so many photographers. When today’s Iranians want to express themselves, they use the tools given to them by history. The modern version of poetry is photography, of course. Images, photojournalism, documentary or art are visual poetry, if you will. With this exhibition, we want to introduce those who are shaping the image of Iran today. A very diverse mix of photographers, artists and filmmakers portraying a country still caught up in revolution and war, but also fast-changing beyond recognition. Iran is both a young and an old country at the same time. Thousands of years of history have come before the 1979 Islamic revolution. We start counting again from that year. Iran: year 38, is to be an exhibition celebrating the culture of visual poetry embraced by Iranians.
Anahita Ghabaian et Newsha Tavakolian

Exhibition curators: Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh and Newsha Tavakolian.
Texts: Anahita Ghabaian, Ghazal Golshiri and Newsha Tavakolian.
Publication: Iran, Année 38, Éditions Textuel/ ARTE Éditions, 2017.
Prints by Central Dupon Images, Paris.
Framing by Plasticollage, Circad and Central Dupon Images, Paris.
With support from the French Embassy in Iran and ARTE.
Alongside the exhibition, a documentary and web series on the Iranian photography scene, directed by Nathalie Masduraud and Valérie Urréa and produced by Terra Luna Films, Harbor Films and Darjeeling for ARTE, will be presented during the opening week.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture