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Photo Exhibition by Newsha Tavakolian

A view of a microphone and an empty stage in Tehran © Newsha Tavakolian for the Carmignac Foundation

A view of a microphone and an empty stage in Tehran © Newsha Tavakolian for the Carmignac Foundation

Photo exhibition Newsha Tavakolian
Venue details: Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris | Official Website | Event date > from 13-05-2015 to 07-06-2015 | Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm

The Carmignac Foundation presents an exhibition of work by the Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian, 5th winner of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award.

Newsha Tavakolian’s reportage focuses on the feeling of claustrophobia experienced by the younger generation in Iran. Taking as their common thread the theme of a family photo album, her photographs depict young middle-class people caught between the contradictory pressures of an increasingly modern society and an Islamic revolutionary ideology.

A book will be published by Kehrer Verlag to mark the exhibition.

A portrait of Somayyeh, a 32-year old divorced teacher. © Newsha Tavakolian for the Carmignac Foundation

A portrait of Somayyeh, a 32-year old divorced teacher. © Newsha Tavakolian for the Carmignac Foundation

The Carmignac Foundation is also pleased to announce a partnership with the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts comprising a series of lectures, organised by Nicolas Bourriaud, on the role of the artist in conflict situations and the issue of bearing witness. The Foundation will also support an educational project on the role of artists after a disaster. Further details of the Award partnerships will be available shortly.

Emeric Glayse is now responsible for managing the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, alongside Gaïa Donzet, Head of the Carmignac Foundation.

Curated by Anahita Ghabaian, President of the 2013 Jury, the exhibition will take place at the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 13 May to 7 June 2015.

Submitted by  Mathilde Rouzies


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