Shadi GHADIRIAN


 

Iranian artist Shadi Ghadirian’s photographic practice focuses on women living conditions. She questions the role assigned to women by society and explores ideas like censorship, religion, and marriage. Her work is intimately linked to her identity as a Muslim woman living in Iran, torn between tradition and modernity. In ‘Every Day’ series, for instance, she comments upon the daily repetitive routine by which many women come to be defined. Despite being very focused on Middle East culture, Ghadirian’s work speaks to every one, since - using her own words- :‘Photos do not die. But their meaning and their position change’’ according to time passing and geography.