Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album - Exhibition



Fondation Carmignac has announce an exhibition of its 2015 Photojournalism prize winner Newsha Tavakolian (1981, Iran). Entitled Blank pages of an Iranian photo album the projects look at the claustrophobia and difficulty of life for Iran's youth as they attempt to reconcile Islamic revolutionary ideology and the desire for an increasingly modern society.

After first finding her passion at the age of 16 she became know for covering the 1999 student uprising in Tehran while only 18 years old. Since then her career as a photojournalist has taken her into many regional conflicts, the Iraq war and to the sites of natural disasters. Later this year she will exhibit a video work a the Venice Biennale which was shot alongside her blank pages of an Iranian photo album series.

The show will be held between the May 13 and June 7 at the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris, with free admission.