Berlin, Nov 20, IRNA - An exhibit, featuring the artistic works of six
young Iranian photographers, opened Tuesday at a renowned Berlin gallery.
Titled 'Made in Tehran', the exhibition, due to run until December 31,
dwells on the photographers' quest for their identity, showcased by numerous
childhood photos and other family documents.
One of the Iranian photographers, Newsha Tavakolian stressed during a special press
tour of the photo show that the exhibition was aimed at "showing the real life
of Iranian women."
"We want to break the western cliche and image of Iranian women.
That is our goal," the press photographer said.
"The foreign media always focuses always on negative things in Iran. I want
to bring a new image to the West. Many in the West don't know about Iran,"
All six Iranian photographers- Mehraneh Atashi, Gohar Dashti, Ghazaleh
Hedayat, Shadi Ghadirian, Hamila Vakili and Newsha Tavakolian are living in
Tehran and are widely regarded as representing Iran's younger arts scene.
As part of the official program, the female photographers are also to take
part Sunday in a round-table discussion, hosted by the Berlin-based Center for
Modern Orient (ZMO).
The Iranian female photo exhibit is sponsored by the German Foreign
Ministry, the Center for Modern Orient and several media
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