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Iranian women photo exhibit opens in Berlin

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," Tavakolian added.
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 outlets.

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