From the ‘Be Colourful’ series, 2006
From the ‘White Squar’ series
From the ‘Ctl+Alt+Delete’ series, 2007
From the ‘Qajar’ series, 2001
From the ‘Domestic Life’ Series
Challenging the international preconceptions of women’s roles within an Islamic state, Tehran-based artist Shadi Ghadirian’s photographs draw from her own experiences as a modern woman living within the ancient codes of Shariah law. Her images describe a positive and holistic female identity, humorously taking issue with the traditional roles by which women – both in the Middle East and universally – have been defined.