May 15, 2011

Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian is a well known photojournalist, but her work has gradually become more metaphorical. She has many projects that challenge assumptions we might have about Iran and Iranian women in particular.

Interesting interview with Ms. Tavakolian from last year where she speaks of being inspired by Naser al-Din, an early Sha of Iran and, apparently, a photography buff.

posted at 11:14 AM by raul

Filed under: photographers

TAGS: iran (2) iranian photography (1) women (1)


05/17/11 12:47 AM

Recently I have been undertaking a project to archive a huge collection of photos taken by my dad c. 1968 - 1970 when my family lived in Borneo, in a tiny little river town right in the center of the island, called Kapit, where he worked as a surgeon. I have uploaded around 450 so far, with 100 or so to go, and I thought you might like to see them. There are some real jewels scattered throughout, and as an archive of native dress and customs, I think it works rather well. You can click on the images and then click again for the highest resolution. I have included some of my dad's medical slides in the collection, and I will warn you that some are quite graphic in nature. I should complete the project in a week or so, and intend to go back and edit and include text and tags.


Edwin Williams

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