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As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Shadi Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and the archaic stereotypes it places upon contemporary women. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Azad University in Tehran, Ghadirian was faced with contradictions and preconceptions regarding her role as a woman in society; she began to photograph friends and family in staged portraits that addressed female identity, censorship, gender roles, and geopolitics. With humor and irony, Ghadirian has depicted women reduced to their typecasts, typically housewives draped in veils and with their faces replaced by household items—pots, pans, brooms, and meat cleavers.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Shadi Ghadirian: Como Todos Los DíasEspacio Micus & Contemporanea
2018
Shadi Ghadirian, regard d’une femme iranienne sur son paysPassage Sainte-Croix
2016
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab WorldNational Museum of Women in the Arts
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Qajar #13, 1998

Archival digital pigment print
35 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
90 × 60 cm
Edition of 10
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On hold
Location
Milan
Medium

As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Shadi Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and the archaic stereotypes it places upon contemporary women. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Azad University in Tehran, Ghadirian was faced with contradictions and preconceptions regarding her role as a woman in society; she began to photograph friends and family in staged portraits that addressed female identity, censorship, gender roles, and geopolitics. With humor and irony, Ghadirian has depicted women reduced to their typecasts, typically housewives draped in veils and with their faces replaced by household items—pots, pans, brooms, and meat cleavers.

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