Fariba Farshad, © Guy Archard

Instagram Takeover: Fariba Farshad

Our latest guest editor for our Instagram Takeover is Jerwood/Photoworks Award Mentor and Founding Director of Photo London, Fariba Farshad.

Fariba Farshad is an award-winning curator and pioneer of creative education. Born in Iran, she moved to Paris in 1983 and subsequently to London in 1986. As a renowned champion of Iranian artists, her ground-breaking exhibitions Whispered Secrets, Murmuring Dreams (2008), Masques of Shahrazad (2009), and most recently the globally-touring exhibition, Burnt Generation (2014), have introduced many young contemporary Iranian artists to a Western audience. Along with Michael Benson, she is Co-Founder of Candlestar, a company that specialises in the creation and development of major new international cultural initiatives including the Gulf Art Fair (now Art Dubai) and the Prix Pictet. Candlestar also produces Photo London, the leading international photography fair launching its fourth edition at Somerset House in May 2018.

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