NAZEMI, Akbar




Author Tags: Photography

When the Iranian Revolution began in June of 1978 to overthrow the Shah of Iran and generate an Islamic republic, Akbar Nazemi was a young photographer who returned to Tehran from Dusseldorf. For eight months he recorded the turbulence on the streets in 3,600 photographs. An exhibition of approximately 140 colour photographs from 1978-1979 was held at Presentation House in North Vancouver in the spring of 2005. Co-curated by Pantea Haghighi and Bill Jeffries, the exhibit produced a 64-page catalogue, Akbar Nazemi: Unsent Dispatches from the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1979 (Presentation House, 2005). Nazemi has lived in Canada since 1988.

[BCBW 2005] "Photography"