Photographic Exhibition: Portrait of Iran - Mamad Mossadegh
Mamad Mossadegh is a
British/Iranian photographer who grew up in London, England since the age of eight. He
gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in
Santa Barbara, California. His work has appeared in magazines
such as Time Out London, Touch, Hot
Shoe, Photo, and the British Journal of
Photography amongst many others.
Mamad returned to
Iran in 1993 and embarked on several
extensive expeditions into remote rural parts of the Iranian landscape. There he
aimed to capture on film, the remarkable faces of the inhabitants of the
villages he travelled through. 'Most of his subjects are photographed against a
plain background in order to draw the viewers' attention to the subjects' faces
and costumes and not allow the surroundings to be distracting. Each of their
faces speaks a thousand words.'
Photo by Mamad Mossadegh
selection of these photographs are being shown in an exhibition at St. Antony's
College. All the images in the exhibition can be viewed on the Iran Heritage
Foundation website at www.iranheritage.org/portraitofiran.
by:The Iran Heritage Foundation, the Oriental
Institute (University of Oxford), the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and the
Persian Cultural Foundation in association with St. Antony's College and Wadham
College (University of Oxford).
How to order:The photographs in
the exhibition plus other photographs by Mamad can be purchased directly from
the artist. The framed photographs in the exhibition are available for sale at a
special discount of 15% plus framing and shipping costs. For prices, terms and
conditions, please see www.portraitofiran.com or contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference:This exhibition is
being presented in conjunction with a conference entitled Private Live
and Public Faces in Modern Iran at St. Antony's College. For details