Art And Culture

3 Iranian Photographers in Dutch Event

3 Iranian Photographers in Dutch Event3 Iranian Photographers in Dutch Event

The Ag Gallery from Iran is present at the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with the works of three Iranian photographers.

Photos by Abbas Kowsari, Ali Zanjani and Mehrdad Naraghi are on display at the three day event which opened on Sept. 23, Honaronline reported.

Kowsari, 46, is a photojournalist and the photo editor-in-chief at Shargh Daily and Aftab Network Magazine. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions including 'Light' (Nicolas Silin Gallery, Paris), 'Burnt Generation' (Somerset House, London), 'Light from the Middle East: New Photography' (The Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and 'Iran Inside Out' (Chelsea Art Museum, New York).

His photos have been published in The New York Times, Time, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and several other international publications. In 2009, he was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award in France. His works are kept in permanent collections of renowned art museums such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The British Museum.

Zanjani, 32, has had several solo exhibitions in Iran. He also participated in group exhibitions including 'Iran & Rio' (Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janeiro) and 'Life is Too Short' (Salsali Private Museum, Dubai).  His works have been exhibited in international art fairs such as Art Dubai in 2016 and Beirut Art Fair in 2012.

Naraghi, 38, exhibits regularly in Tehran and has taken part in many group exhibitions internationally, including Grand Prix de la Decouverte 2013 (Le Salon de la Photo, Paris), '165 Years of Iranian Photography' (Musee du Quai Branly, Paris) and 'That Shimmering Beast' (The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai).  His works have been published in magazines and books. His project 'Japanese Gardens' was the recipient of 2014 Photoquai Residencies Award supported by Musee du Quai Branly in Paris.

  Promoting Artistic Dialogue

Established in 2015, Ag is a Tehran-based gallery devoted to exhibiting works of contemporary photography and video by prominent Iranian artists. The gallery plays an important role in the support and creation of artistic dialogue between artists in and outside Iran. Founded in 2012, Unseen is an annual international photography fair and festival. It focuses on new photography, highlighting the most recent developments by presenting emerging talent and new work by established artists. As a fair, Unseen brings together leading figures in the industry with artists, curators, collectors and photography enthusiasts, promoting dialogue, artistic expressions and ideas.

Over 150 artists represented by 54 galleries from across the globe are attending the fair this year. The exhibit continues until September 25.