We first noticed the remarkable ‘Red Ribbon’ series of Iranian photographer Mohammad Ghazali at the booth of Ag Galerie from Teheran at this years”Paris Photo / LA” This exhibition brings together 80 international galleries at the Paramount Pictures Studios selling work that spans the history photography.
Ag Galerie is committed to promoting art that reflects the zeitgeist of contemporary Iran. Artist Mohammad Ghazali (born 1980) received his BA in Photography from Tehran’s Azad University Faculty of Art and Architecture. He had several shows in Iran and abroad. Ghazali has won First Prize in Tehran Photo Biennale in 2004 for his work “Self Portrait”.
In the “Red Ribbon” series, Ghazali introduces a red zip or a line of red color on a portion of the photograph. The series evokes both the present and the past of Tehran. The images are of Tehrani streets, with buildings on which murals have been painted to commemorate martyrs of earlier revolutions. At the top and behind each red ribbon is a portrait of a martyr hidden.