What Photos Don’t Say: Iran
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What Photos Don’t Say: Iran

Where normally foreign travel photo pieces about Iran present photos that seek to reinforce our ideas of what Iran ‘should’ look like, this set taken and, clearly heavily edited, for Vice Germany seem to dodge that, and instead present a much fuller, and welcome banal side of life in Iran in pictures. The images selected … Continue reading

Look Twice. Here’s Orientalism Back in Your Face
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Look Twice. Here’s Orientalism Back in Your Face

Just when you thought it was so last century, Orientalism is back but with a new face. A savvy, grubby, urban face. Until April 28th the IMA (Institute Du Monde Arabe) hosts a multi-media exhibition on the 1001 Nights. Unlike other shows and productions around the text, this one embraces all the kitsch and clichéd … Continue reading