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The Persian Contrast: An Exhibition by Melika Shafahi

Source:, Tehran

Melika Shafahi was born in 1984 in Tehran where she also did her university studies and received her BA in photography.  Shafahi has worked in various Persian fashion design projects and theater mise en scenes. Her pictures depict the problems of modern, highly fashion oriented youth who make up the vast majority of the contemporary Iranian generation of under 30s.

While these young people copy commercialized western fashions and lifestyle they pick up from the Internet and satellite television they carry within them traditional values such as the desire for marriage, a predominant wish in the minds of young Iranian women.


Shafahi portrays these contradictions which she sees in the society around her with her artistic stage photography. Melika Shafahi has had several group exhibits including one in Basle where she has allowed viewers a glimpse into the life of the young Iranian in her exhibit called 'Chez Maryam'. She is presently living and working in Tehran.

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