Ey! Iran: Contemporary Iranian Photography

A collection of contemporary photographic works by 18 media artists, most of whom still live and work in Iran.

The exhibition is about living in Iran today, portraying the social realities, temptations and introspections of the Persian people, as captured through the Persian lens.

The images depict a culture surprisingly familiar to ours – narratives of family life, suburban sprawl and of a country immersed in longstanding customs and traditions.

The artists take on issues of identity, gender and social restrictions, and capture a side of Iran which is often contrary to the one presented by western media.

 

 

 

Most of the artists represented have travelled and exhibited internationally and their images do not necessarily cater to popular expectations, but tend towards the non-conformist and challenging.