The Photographers Gallery announce the first UK solo exhibition of Gohar Dashti (b.1980, Iran), opening in their Print Sales Gallery on the 23rd of September 2022
Dashti was born in Ahvaz, a city in southwestern Iran, in the early years of the Iranian revolution. Her large-scale, conceptual photographs draw upon her experiences growing up during the Iran-Iraq war. Rooted in ideas of connection to, and disconnection from, her own home, Dashti’s images are equally charged with universal ideas of displacement, migration, and belonging.
“The limitless reach of nature and landscapes – that reach across cultural and political divisions –as well as the ways in which immigrants inevitably search out and reconstruct familiar topographies in a foreign land, together tell a story familiar to all humans.”Gohar Dashti
Bringing together five bodies of work, ‘Gohar Dashti: Across Land and Sea’ charts the development of Dashti’s practice over the past eight years. Meticulously constructing singular, often surreal, scenes, her process can be likened to that of a filmmaker, creating visual meditations on the effects of geo-political conflict, and what is left behind. Dashti’s practice has always centred around an attentiveness to the natural world; over time her depiction of the land, sea, and sky has evolved.
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