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, UKMitra Tabrizian examines what she calls 'the crisis of contemporary culture in both the West and the East', often expressing social displacement or alienation through disquieting and sometimes staged photographic tableaux. She works with non-professional models, ordinary people who play themselves, and photographs them all at once, without digital manipulation. Here a disparate group of people appear to go about everyday business in a residential area on the outskirts of Tehran. The surroundings suggest a society without a working infrastructure. There are no gardens, street lighting or proper roads. A metaphorical exploration of isolation and exile, this image also reflects a nation with mounting ideological and religious tensions. (Wikipedia
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Mitra Tabrizian is a British-Iranian photographer and film director. She is also a professor of photography at the University of Westminster, London, England.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Tabrizian studied at the Polytechnic of Central London in the 1980s. Tabrizian published her first monograph, Correct Distance, in 1990. Her photographic book Beyond the Limits, published in 2004, is a critique of corporate culture and is inspired by the works of Jean Baudrillard and Jean-François Lyotard. Her films include Journey of No Return (1993), The Third Woman (1991), and ‘''The Predator''’ (2004). Tabrizian has exhibited her work at the Tate, Modern Art Oxford, Gallery Lelong, New York, the Architectural Association, London, and numerous film festivals.
- 1 Selected exhibitions
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- 4 External links
- 2007 International Photo, Phillips de Pury, New York
- Wall House project (on the work of an American architect John Hejduk), Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands, and Wall House Foundation, traveling to. New York (forthcoming)
- FotoArtFestival, Poland
- Voodoo Macbeth: a tribute to the work of Orson Welles, De la Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom
- 2004 Solo Show, BBK, Bilbao, Spain
- Solo show, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
- Far Near Distance –`New Positions of Contemporary Iranian Artists’, the House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
- 2003 Solo show, Museum of Folkwang, Germany
- Veil, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom (touring in Europe)
- Brighton Photo Biennial 2006. Artists, Mitra Tabrizian. Accessed 18 December 2007.
- University of Westminster. Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media (CREAM), Research Staff, s.v. "Prof. Mitra Tabrizian". Accessed 18 December 2007.
- Steidl. Artists, "Mitra Tabrizian". Accessed 18 December 2007.
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