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Newsha Tavakolian

Iranian, b. 1981

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Newsha Tavakolian

Iranian, b. 1981

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A self-taught photographer, Newsha Tavakolian began working professionally in the Iranian press at the age of sixteen for the women’s daily newspaper Zan. By age twenty-one, she was traveling internationally to cover wars, natural disasters, and social conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Yemen. As a photographer, Tavakolian is particularly interested in women’s issues, especially the restrictions on women’s freedom, their lack of social mobility, and opportunity for self-expression in Iranian culture. Published in Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The New Yorker and exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the British Museum, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Tavokolian's work bridges the gap between documentary and art photography.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

A self-taught photographer, Newsha Tavakolian began working professionally in the Iranian press at the age of sixteen for the women’s daily newspaper Zan. By age twenty-one, she was traveling internationally to cover wars, natural disasters, and social conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Yemen. As a photographer, Tavakolian is particularly interested in women’s issues, especially the restrictions on women’s freedom, their lack of social mobility, and opportunity for self-expression in Iranian culture. Published in Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and The New Yorker and exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the British Museum, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Tavokolian's work bridges the gap between documentary and art photography.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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