Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery
Gohar Dashti, ‘Iran, Untitled: Photographs by Gohar Dashti’, 2013-2014, Robert Klein Gallery

Portfolio designed by Stephen Stinehour and produced by Robert Klein Gallery in association with Azita Bina and Ars Libri Ltd. in 2014

Signature: Prints and colophon signed in pencil lower right recto; colophon signed and numbered in pencil

Image rights: A portfolio of eight 8.5 x 11.625 inch archival digital pigment prints with title-leaf, essay by Mehran Mohajer in Farsi, essay translated to English by Sassan Tabatabai, and colophon in a linen folder by Judi Conant

About Gohar Dashti

In lush, dark photographs and videos, Gohar Dashti takes her native Iran as subject matter, exploring the natural and manmade disasters of its past, and how they impact its citizens and feed into its contemporary societal structures. Working in series, she has addressed such topics as the convergence of collective history and individual identity; the wars, revolutions, and once-active volcanoes that have ravaged and shaped the social, political, and environmental topography of Iran; and the place of girls and women in society, caught between modernization and traditional Islamic strictures. Among Dashti’s more searing body of works is “Slow Decay” (2010), a series of mid-scale color photographs populated with somber-faced men, women, and children, each marked with or next to a crimson patch of blood, representing the suffering of generations, inscribed within every Iranian.

Iranian, b. 1980, Ahvaz, Iran, based in Tehran, Iran