Mark Your Calendar! Photo Xbt on Iranian Americans in LA, Fowler Museum, UCLA. Opens June 6
Email from Stacey Ravel Abarbanel
Director of Marketing and Communications
Fowler Museum at UCLA
From October 2009 through January 2010, four documentary photographers-Farhad Parsa, Arash Saedinia, Parisa Taghizadeh, and Ramin Talaie-focused their lenses on second-generation Iranian-Americans of Los Angeles, the world’s largest population of expatriate Iranians. This Galleria exhibition offers a selection of engaging images by each of these photographers considering the everyday lives of their subjects. It also addresses the processes of documentation and how they relate to the photographers’ understandings of their own hyphenated Iranian identities.
See intriguing photographs capturing the varied lives and interests of LA’s Iranian American community-from toddlers at play to an acupuncturist in the office of her Los Feliz practice-including a few recognizable figures such as public intellectual Reza Aslan and comedian Maz Jobrani.
A press release, including information on related programs, and images from the exhibition are online. To arrange group visits, please call 310/ 825-7325.