Shadi Ghadirian was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. She received a BFA in photography from Azad University, and then began a professional career as a photographer. Ghadirian is inspired by the duality and contradiction she witnesses in Iran. Her Qajar Series depicts women clothed in nineteenth-century garments, photographed against backdrops typical of…
"Like the comparison/contrast between Ancient Near Eastern culture with the subtle influences of modern Western culture. Another neat "anomaly" is the use of photography (a modern invention) to describ"
"it make me so happy that one Iranian person is in this site."