Our latest showcase is Iranian photographer Batool Showghi.
There is a sense of story telling and narrative in my photography work, which repeats and continues as you look at the body of work. Most of these are based on my experience of living in Iran and dealing with the issues of memory, identity and loss.
Recently I created a series of works under the theme of Chadories; which encompasses a series of issues to do with conformity, uniformity and closure.
These works examine the physical limits that women can have with regard to cultural and religious boundaries. They show the enforcement of cultural conformity and obedience, which is imposed on women. They show how constantly women are shrouded and have to hide their identities, ideologies and voices and live through secret and disguise to get by. Women are constantly enforced and conditioned to an extreme censorship of their physical and mental being.
I use the medium of photography in the form of Artists books, Collages and mixed media manipulations to convey my stories. The thread and stitching here symbolises restrictions of movement and confinement.
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