Talks 2012: Mitra Tabrizian

For 20 years, British-Iranian photographer and filmmaker Mitra Tabrizian's distinctive staged images have explored themes of alienation and social displacement; highlighting the economic and political situations underlining a variety of cultures and locations.

In this talk Mitra Tabrizian discusses her interests, influences and the distinct approach to the construction of her pictures.

6.30 – 8.00pm, Thursday 22 March 2012
Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton.

Tabrizian has published and exhibited widely including a solo exhibition at Tate Britain 2008.

Following her books Correct Distance, Cornerhouse 1990, Beyond the Limits, Steidl 2004, Another Country, with texts by Homi Bhabha, David Green, and Hamid Naficy, was published by Hatje Cantz in 2012 and continues Tabrizian’s investigations into the act of viewing, emotional dislocation and the polarity of identification through the ambiguities of the politics of everyday.

Her photographic and film works are represented in major public collections, including, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London – Queensland Art Gallery – Moderna Mussset, Stockholm – Museum Folkwang, Essen – Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg. Her awards include AHRB (Arts and Humanities Research Board) Innovation Awards for the film The Predator (28 – minute film, 35 mm print, 2004).

Her work featured in the 2009 Photoworks publication Theatres of the Real

Mitra Tabrizian is a professor of photography at the University of Westminster.