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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

A 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

Organised 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).

Venue: St. Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Dates:  6 -13 July 2005.

Curated by: Mamad Mossadegh.

Admission free

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 or contact the artist at


Enquiries: The Iran Heritage Foundation, 5 Stanhope Gate, London W1K 1AH. 44 20 74934766 (tel), 44 20 74999293 (fax),


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 see


Link for event details: If the images do not load for this page, and for additional information on this event please follow this link:


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