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Qajar | Photographer: Shadi Ghadirian

Qajar | Photographer: Shadi Ghadirian | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

Her Qajar Series (1998-2001) consists of small studio portraits of women dressed in the nineteenth-century Qajar style. Many of the women photographed are Ghadirian's friends and family. The backgrounds of these portraits resemble those found in photographic studios of that period. However, the artist has added some modern anomalies or dissonances, such as a mountain bike, a newspaper, or a Pepsi-Cola can. Ghadirian plays with these juxtapositions and contrasts, thus expressing the difficulties women face in Iran today - torn between tradition and the modernity of globalization. These composed portraits depict women unsure to which era they belong.

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Casablanca medina | Photographer: Serge Bouvet

Casablanca medina | Photographer: Serge Bouvet | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

The Casablanca medina is a labyrinth. When I was shooting the street, a young boy said in French, in a heavy Moroccan accent: "It's too dangerous to try to visit the medina alone; a foreigner like you found with this big camera might be stabbed or beaten."
Well, I met some great people inside this medina and I'm not dead... Hamdoullah!- Serge Bouvet

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