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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Mehraneh Atashi

TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT (Iran, 2008-2010)

Where the textures of the city seep through into her self-portraits in the series TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT, the young Iranian photographer Mehraneh Atashi literally becomes one with her city. The series is the outcome of what she describes as a struggle. “The street pushed me away with one hand and embraced me with the other.” Between 2008 and 2010 Atashi approached Tehran from every angle. Under the surface, the tensions of modern Iran are palpable. The squares and streets were places where young people rose up in revolt, were beaten down and arrested. “We were intimate like that, the city and I.”

  • TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT (Iran, 2008-2010)

  • TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT (Iran, 2008-2010)

  • TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT (Iran, 2008-2010)

  • TEHRAN’S SELF-PORTRAIT (Iran, 2008-2010)

Biography

Mehraneh Atashi (Iran, 1980) studied photography at the Art University in Tehran. In addition to two solo exhibitions in her home city, her work has been shown in Sweden, England, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, America and France. She won the Paul Hill Exposure Award with her hand-coloured photography. 

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50