Interview with Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian: “Whenever I reach the end, I start from scratch”

Newsha Tavakolian, an established photojournalist and art photographer, started her experimental career at 16. After a while she pursued it professionally in Iranian and foreign media. Two decades on, her social recognition and awareness has catapulted her into the ranks of the outstanding photographers. Zanan-e Emrooz magazine released an interview with Newsha in its 7th […]

Newsha Tavakolian: Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer

Newsha Tavakolian (born 1981 in Tehran) is an Iranian photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times, Le Figaro, and National Geographic. She is particularly known for focusing on women’s issues in her work, and has been a member of the Rawiya women’s photography collective, she co-established in 2011. […]

Strolling through Tehran’s art galleries – II

First part: Strolling through Tehran’s art galleries – I Overview Photos, cartoons, comic strips and paintings by Kambiz Derambakhsh at Tehran’s Art Center. Bio: More photos: Honar Online “Between Two Curtains”, painting exhibition by Shahroo Kheradmand at Gallery A. Bio (in Persian): and More photos: Honar Online “V[!]ROLLURGY, #Fake news and fake […]

The Great Game: Iran’s pavillion at the Venice Biennale

In a 2000 square meter old storage for marine engines are works by Iranian Farhad Ahrarnia, but also Iraqis Adel Abidin and Wafaa Bilal, and the Indians Hema Upadhyay and Riyas Komu on display. These are some of the forty-nine artists invited to interpret The Great Game, the exhibition project of the Iran Pavilion, curated […]

Meet Our Man in Tehran : Dutch New York Times Journalist in Iran

Dossier: Thomas Erdbrink Date of birth: Jan. 27, 1976 Hometown: Leiderdorp, Netherlands Lives: Tehran Education: B.A. in journalism, Hogeschool of Utrecht Employment: Tehran bureau chief, The New York Times Life Experience: I moved to Iran in 2002 and I’ve been married since 2003 to Newsha Tavakolian, a well-known Iranian photographer and artist. In 2008, I […]