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Photographer Documents Everyday Life in Tehran

Photographer Documents Everyday Life in TehranPhotographer Documents Everyday Life in Tehran

A solo photo exhibit titled ‘Curious in Tehran’ will open at Elaheh Art Gallery in Tehran on December 15.

It will display a collection of photos taken by Arash Akbari-Seneh from different parts of the sprawling Iranian capital that is home to 12 million people.

An email sent to the Financial Tribune by the gallery said the photos are a small part of a much bigger collection that Akbari captured in Tehran in the past 12 years.

“Tehran has always been the main subject of my photographs because the city’s hectic life and construction, deconstruction and reconstruction will continue forever. This has always mesmerized me,” Akbari says about the idea behind his works.

He believes every corner of Tehran is a potential scene for photography and worthy of being captured and saved for the coming generations.  “They need to know what this city once looked like.”

Akbari, 35, is a freelance photographer. Since 2008, many of his works have been published in art journals and showcased at solo and group exhibitions including the Iranian National Photo Biennial (Tehran, 2008) and the Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts and Photography (Tehran 2004).

The gallery, located at No. 3, Amini Alley, Golfam St., Africa Blvd., will host the photo collection through December 26. The gallery is closed on Wednesdays.

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