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Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. Iran 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian "I fought with ISIS in Jezza and Serikani. And the first time I heard the sound of bullets next to my ears was in Talala town, while I was fighting with ISIS for the first time. The first time I th (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Portrait of Somayyeh. Teheran, Iran. 2014. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian People watching a football match in a refugee camp located in North Iraq. 2016. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos

A new exhibition presents several of Newsha Tavakolian’s projects in an original scenographic installation, including: Iraq, Listen, Look, Ocalan’s Angels, Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album, Iran Wall, A Thousand Words for a Picture I Never Took, and FARC Women.

This multi-faceted show punctures and dissects Newsha Tavakolian’s narratives through highlighting elements of portraiture and stillness that often featured in her work. This visual dialogue threads along the various chapters of her photographic quests and offers a more nuanced and complex interpretation of the subjectivities exposed.

The exhibition is presented as part of Vagamondes festival in the photographic gallery of the Mulhouse Filature whom Emmanuelle Walter is the artistic director.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with Magnum Photos and Fovearts.

Events:
Jan. 11, 6pm : meeting with Newsha Tavakolian and Yann Richard
Jan. 17, 12.30am : guided tour around a picnic
Feb. 6, 7.15pm : observation and reflection on a photograph around an apéritif

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