Inspiration: Contemporary Photography from Iran

Untitled, 26
©Ebrahim Khadem Bayat

Untitled, 38
©Arman Stepanian

My Family (Hallelujah 2) (46)
©Shahriar Tavakoli

There was an old copy of Aperture magazine (Summer 2007) among the many catalogues and handouts that were inside the complimentary bag that was handed out at SPE West last weekend. I finally had the time to look through the magazine this morning. I found this mysterious and intriguing image by Ebrahim Khadem Bayat. It was a black and white portrait of a woman whose face was shrouded in a gauze like veil. That prompted me to search for more images online. I found two others from a downloadable PDF of the Persian Visions catalogue. The exhibit is currently traveling around the US scheduled until 2010.