An Eye for Iran by Kazem Hakimi, James Attlee

By Kazem Hakimi, James Attlee

Via his use of traditional black-and-white movie and a trust solid picture is the results of regularly staring at to foretell the best second, Kazem Hakimi’s paintings harks instantly again to the photojournalism of Cartier-Bresson and people early Magnum photographers who have been in a position to seize moments that superficially contained not anything, yet which while revealed onto photographic paper grew to become iconic photos. With the U.S. and Iran once more squaring as much as one another within the Persian Gulf and the activities of firebrand president Ahmadinejad by no means faraway from the inside track, an eye fixed for Iran presents a welcome chance to view photos that express the human aspect of a state we're being resulted in mistrust. right here and there anyone spies the lens because the shutter opens, however the waft of Iranian society is stuck within the postures of the typical: human faces within the streets, enjoyable within the parks, the glimpse of clothier outfits lower than a chador, satisfaction in a bike, a tender couple having fun with a video game of chess… all through, Hakimi indicates how good he is familiar with the concepts of conventional photojournalism: he is still either current yet nonetheless invisible to the folks within the scenes his lens has captured. the result's a charming booklet that would entice all these wishing to realize an perception into lifestyles during this distinctive and interesting state.

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Clothes stall, Shiraz bazaar 14. Perfume seller, Shiraz 15. A fistful of rials, Isfahan 16. Street trader, Mashad 17. Carrot washing, outskirts of Isfahan 18. Herb picking, Atashgah, Isfahan 19. Palm reading, outskirts of Isfahan 20. Candle seller, Isfahan 21. Carpet sweeper, Mashad 22. Picnicking on the banks of the Zayandeh River, Isfahan 23. Picnic kip, Isfahan 24. Chess in the park, Isfahan 25.

Trinket stall, Isfahan 9. Coppersmith, Mashad bazaar 10. Roadside herbalist, outskirts of Isfahan 11. The banner maker, Mashad bazaar 12. Shoe seller, outskirts of Isfahan 13. Clothes stall, Shiraz bazaar 14. Perfume seller, Shiraz 15. A fistful of rials, Isfahan 16. Street trader, Mashad 17. Carrot washing, outskirts of Isfahan 18. Herb picking, Atashgah, Isfahan 19. Palm reading, outskirts of Isfahan 20. Candle seller, Isfahan 21. Carpet sweeper, Mashad 22. Picnicking on the banks of the Zayandeh River, Isfahan 23.

Carrot washing, outskirts of Isfahan 18. Herb picking, Atashgah, Isfahan 19. Palm reading, outskirts of Isfahan 20. Candle seller, Isfahan 21. Carpet sweeper, Mashad 22. Picnicking on the banks of the Zayandeh River, Isfahan 23. Picnic kip, Isfahan 24. Chess in the park, Isfahan 25.

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