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  • Dec 04, 2014

Gohar Dashti "Slow Decay"

Recently, I came across the works of Iranian artist Gohar Dashti for the first time at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Centre's "Voice of Tacitness: Asian Women Photography." Since then, these images have remained hauntingly vivid in my mind. I have never been to Iran nor do I possess a vast knowledge of the country's history. But from these photographs I can discern the angst and quiet suffering of its people in a country wracked by waves of tumultuous events in the last few decades. This photographic series, "Slow Decay" (2010), is a powerful document.

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