Burnt Generation tours to Founders’ Gallery, Calgary

Burnt Generation tours to Founders’ Gallery, Calgary

Burnt Generation, a show curated by Candlestar director Fariba Farshad, is currently on display at The Founders’ Gallery in The Military Museums of Calgary, Canada.

The exhibition, which formed  part of the pre-programme of Photo London was on display in London’s Somerset House last spring, forms part of Exposure Photo Festival 2015.

Many of the images featured in the exhibition have not previously been displayed in North America. The Burnt Generation in Iran are those who, roughly born between 1970 and 1990, experienced the 1979 revolution, the 8 year Iran—Iraq war, and the political and social consequences of these events.

This exhibition seeks to convey the impact of those decades of political unrest and social upheaval upon the Iranian people. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to move to a place beyond cliché; a moment to forget the stereotypical images of Iran and enter the world’s of eight highly original and intellectually engaged image makers.

The exhibiting artists are;

Ali Nadjian and Ramyar Manouchehrzadeh
Azadeh Akhlaghi
Babak Kazemi
Gohar Dashti
Abbas Kowsari
Newsha Tavakolian
Shadi Ghadirian
Sadegh Tirafkan