Azadeh Akhlaghi: Bearing Witness (S2BE5)
In 2013, Iranian photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi presented her series, By an Eye Witness, in Tehran, which has since been exhibited internationally. Eye Witness reconstructs seventeen death scenes from throughout twentieth-century Iranian history. In this episode, we talk about what motivated Akhlaghi to make the series and why it resonated with contemporary Iranians. In the process, we take a close look at one of the pictures, which depicts the assassination of political writer Mirzadeh Eshghi in 1924.
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Above: Mirzadeh Eshghi.