"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.
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Shirin Neshat, Iran. Addresses social, political psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. She resists stereotypical representations of Islam, her artistic objectives are not explicitly polemical. Her work recognizes the complex intellectual religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. Using Persian poetry calligraphy she examined concepts such as martyrdom, the space of exile, the issues of identity femininity.
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Kaveh Kazemi, Untitled. A woman, in black chador and carrying a G-3 machine gun, holds up her hand in a gesture of defiance to the camera. She is among the revolutionary forces occupying Tehran University a day after the victory of Islamic Revolution in Iran led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Tehran, February 12, 1979. Courtesy of the artist.
First public hanging of a woman in Iran The photographs are of Fariba Tajiani Imamgholi, 30, who was hanged on March 19, along with four men, in East Tehran's Khaksefid district. Tajiani was among hundreds of impoverished residents of Khaksefid, arrested on February 22 during a brutal raid by the State Security Forces who razed their homes and subsitence to the ground.
Con loro enfasi sull'educazione delle ragazze, le scuole bahá'í hanno promosso un'intera generazione di donne altamente istruite in Iran. Nella foto ci sono i membri del comitato bahá'í per l'avanzamento delle donne a Teheran nel 1950. Pubblico questa foto per evidenziare … Continue reading →