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Shadi Ghadirian | Artist’s Statements

Series - BE COLORFUL
Written by - SHADI GHADIRIAN

It is rigid to live in Iran as a woman in comparison with other countries. It is harder to be a photographer working on women’s issues. To show your thoughts you have to work under special circumstances and deal with the dilemma of choosing between the  reality and  your dreams .

There are always restrictions and boundaries. It is not always one with public opinion.

In Iran, there are some who break these limitations. I have tried to show both limitation and freedom. You are free to wear a red shirt but your features would have to be unclear and not highlighted. Even the choice of colour - is one right that a woman in Iran does not enjoy.