Shadi Ghadirian

March 8th, 2012 in Archive by 1 Comment

Photographer Shadi Ghadirian was born in 1974 in Tehran, where she lives and works today. Ghadirian studied photography at Azad University, where she encountered some of the earliest works in the history of Iranian photography. These archival images sparked her own work, a series of photographs that capture the private worlds of Iranian women today, caught between eras, between tradition and modernity.

There were two big inspirations behind The Hidden World of Girls, the obituary and story of Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s mother, and the photograph taken by Shadi Ghadiran that we have used as our banner for this blog.

Today, on International Women’s Day, we present this portrait of her work.

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I have always been so curious to see Iran, especially to see the women. I wish there was a way that we could see each other, a portal…
These photographs give a sense, a view. Thank you.



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