Iranian Living Room

26 luglio 2013

Iranian Living Room is the collective visual tale of 15 young Iranian photographers, who welcome us into the “Iranian living room”: a unique space beyond global media and local state. This is where life is lived in private in Iran; it is often where life takes place, in fact.
In this living room both literal and metaphorical, we are privileged to discover multiple interpretations of Iranian reality: cultural differences and similarities, solitude and conviviality, relaxation and excitement, dressing up for an interior life versus dressing up for the street, the rhythms of religious ceremony and the patterns of everyday life.

Where much life on the street is presented by the world\'s media as foreign and inhibited, behind these closed doors the lens captures a life that is immediately recognisable in all its untrammelled richness. It takes on a central role as a kind of counterpoint to the contested street, functioning as a new public sphere. It is both far away and close to home. These vignettes are framed by young photographers who, through their own storytelling, might help change the stories we tell about Iran.

Iranian Living Room is the first of a series of editorial projects self-published by Fabrica. The 15 photographers were selected by Enrico Bossan, Head of the Editorial Area at Fabrica.