Iranian artist released after arrest
Documentary photographer had published works about homeless women
By Gareth Harris. Web only
Published online: 19 April 2012
An Iranian artist arrested by the authorities in Tehran has been released. It is unclear why the photographer Tahmineh Monzavi, 24, was detained but she recently contributed images of homeless women to the book Iranian Photography: Reflections upon Contemporary Creation in Iran published by the French company Loco.
“Monzavi is known, through her photographs and documentary films, for her role in denouncing issues affecting Iranian society, especially regarding the place given to women in the country,” says Eric Cez of Loco. Monzavi is represented by the Silk Road gallery in Tehran.
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