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Shadi Ghadirian, Iran

Shadi Ghadirian, Iran

Photo artist Shadi Ghadirian sets the stage and then snaps, to create a work of art. She's internationally known for her “Like Every Day” series, where figures in chador-like coverings have their faces obscured by household appliances. In a recent black-and-white series (one image in the series is pictured), “Miss Butterfly,” women weave spider webs. Curators say the Tehran-based artist taps into her own experiences as she delightfully critiques the traditional confines within which women find themselves. 

Credit: www.ghadirian.aeroplastics.net

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