Exploring the Other: Contemporary Iran through the Lens of Iason Athanasiadis
October 16, 2008
October 15, 2008 – Approaching Iran from aesthetic and social viewpoints, this groundbreaking exhibit takes the focus off Iran’s politicians and realigns it squarely on the country and its people. Internationally acclaimed journalist Iason Athanasiadis reveals the complexity and subtleties of Iran’s character in breathtaking photos of the country’s mountainous landscapes, daunting cityscapes, mystic rituals, and influential religious and political practices, often illustrating the cultural chasm of tradition and modernity in one of the youngest societies on earth. This groundbreaking exhibition opens January 25 and runs through March 29, 2009 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA.