“Kaveh Golestan”

Foam presents Kaveh Golestan’s depictions of a destroyed city

Amsterdam, 28 January 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). An exhibition entitled “Kaveh Golestan – The Citadel” is to take place between 21 March and 4 May at Amsterdam’s Foam Museum of Photography. The show is to feature 45 original photographs, taken between 1975 and 1977 by Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003). Works in the series depict Shahr-e No, an area of Teheran which was razed to the ground following the 1979 Revolution and the arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini. Golestan’s photographs are the only surviving depictions of the city and the women who once worked there – many of whom lost their lives, either as a result of Shahr-e No’s destruction, or in the executions which took place in 1980. Kaveh Golestan is an Iranian photographer. Born in Tehran in 1950, she died in 2003 at the age of 52, whilst covering the Iraq War for the BBC. She witnessed a number of conflicts during her lifetime, covering unrest in Belfast and during the Iranian Revolution. Though recognised for her photographic work by artists in Iran, she remains relatively unknown in...

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