Iran Week: Siavash Naghshbandi
Some months back, Iranian curator and photographer, Kiana Farhoudi and I corresponded about photography in Iran. I invited her to share some of the new voices in Iranian photography and this week we feature a number of those photographers. This is the final post.– Aline Smithson
Life goes on in Tehran is a series created by photographer Siavash Naghshbandi In this public pool, headless people continue to wander around free of any individuality. The work is part of a Persian lifestyle blog written in Englisah, under the same title, Life goes on in Tehran, one of the few English weblogs about Iran. The blog and the work want to show “that regardless of what any president would have you imagine, despite what any media outlet would have you believe, life goes on in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran.”
Siavash Naghshbandi’s project pays homage to this old friend of his, who in his time inspired many of us.
Siavash Naghshbandi (b. 1987, Tehran Iran) graduated in Animation from IRIB Art University, Tehran in 2008 and has worked on a number of photography, film editing, and documentary projects. His films have been shown at different film festivals such as the SEH-TANK: Cinéma Subversif in Zurich; the Middle East Now Film Festival in Florence or the Göteborg Film Festival. His photographs and films have been exhibited in several groups and solo exhibitions.
Naghshbandi was also the photographer of the motion picture “About Elly…” (2008), a film by Academy-Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi.
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