TEHRAN.(Iranart) –Photos of Babak Kazemi were displayed based on a love story from classical Persian literature in France.
As part of the Daoulas Photographic Walks, “Love, Stories from the East and West” is a joint exhibit by Kazemi and British photographer Laura Pannack.
Kazemi’s collection centers on the story of Shirin and Farhad written by the Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi (1141-1209). In the story, Farhad carved an entire mountain for the sake of his beloved Shirin.
The exhibit, which opened on June 4, will be running until November 2020.
Kazemi has been represented by the Silk Road Gallery in Tehran.
Kazemi, 36, lives and works in Tehran. His work has been featured in collections at the Maraya Art Centre, The Museum of Contemporary Arts Tehran, The Museum of War in Tehran, and in the private collection of Sheikh of Sharjah in UAE.
In 2012 he was awarded the Magic of Persian residency at the Delfina Foundation in London.
A former monastery built in the 12th century by Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, Daoulas Abbey overlooks the little French town of Daoulas, once a strategic port between the Léon region of Brittany and Cornwall.