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The Days of Their Lives

Seifollah Samadian: <EM>Martyrdom</EM>, 2007Digital Print on Photographic Paper120 cm x 160 cm Edition of 5 Photo courtesy of Xerxes Fine Arts
Seifollah Samadian: Martyrdom, 2007
Digital Print on Photographic Paper
120 cm x 160 cm
Edition of 5
Photo courtesy of Xerxes Fine Arts
The Days of Their Lives: Seifollah Samadian
LONDON  •  Xerxes Fine Arts  •  Ongoing

Seifollah Samadianís The Days of Their Lives explores the everyday existence of the Iranian populace, photographed as they participate in organised events and parades. The series of eighteen images reveals another face of Iran and offers a subtle socio-economic commentary on a world seldom seen by outsiders.

Highly-regarded internationally as a cinematographer and art director as well as a photographer, who has worked
with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami, Samadian came to the forefront of critical attention in the wave of Iranian photography that gained momentum in the arts scene following the end of the Iran-Iraq war. In the drive to document events that followed, Samadian became Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Tehran and is today Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Iranian cultural magazine, Tassvir.

Xerxes Fine Arts Web Site


Xerxes Fine Arts
52 Haymarket,
London SW1Y 4RP

Tel: (44) 20 78 39 30 33

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