2nd August – 24th August, 2018
The Man with 1000 Faces – Part One
The Man with 1000 Faces – Part One is the beginning of an ongoing story about my father, told through images. The series’ name refers to the propagandistic title that was given by newspapers to several people related to the Shah’s regime, including my father.
My father was executed during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This exhibition invites you to an intimate but objective view of him through one thousand photos observing him in different contexts. The series refers to my family photo archive, reproducing my father’s photos and remaining belongings and appropriating iconic photos and texts from the Iranian Revolution and newspapers of the time. For the last 40 years it has been taboo to speak of him, his existence was censored. it has been uncomfortable and a challenge to share his stories, in part because of his involvement in the Shah’s regime. Through this work I am reclaiming my father’s existence.
Sponsored by Prism Imaging