Burnt Generation @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

Abbas Kowsari, Light, Tehran, 16th July, 2011

Abbas Kowsari, Light, Tehran, 16th July, 2011

Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography
 APRIL 21 — JULY 10, 2016

Opening Reception for Burnt Generation Thursday, April 21 5–7 pm

This group exhibition seeks to convey the variety of ways in which decades of political unrest and social upheaval have impacted the Iranian people through a mix of documentary photography, portraiture and fine art photography. Moving through urban and rural locales, the exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to set aside the stereotypical, mediated imagery of Iran and enter directly into the worlds of artists who have lived and worked in the country. Many of the images featured in the exhibition have not previously been displayed in the United States. This exhibition is produced by Candlestar, a cultural consultancy based in London and is curated by Fariba Farshad, Director of Candlestar.

Museum of Contemporary Photography
 600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Originally published at F-Stop Magazine.

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