From the Editors
Light from the Middle East: New Photography Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 13 November 2012 – 7 April 2013 The photographer Abbas’s images of the Iranian revolution have been described as “the memory of the event.” I certainly remember them. Or I remember the event. I remember anyway my parents deciding that we had seen enough of these images on the streets, so they folded up their newspapers and unplugged our television at home. Abbas's ...Keep Reading »
Mariam Motamedi-Fraser is an academic and writer. She is currently researching an archive, held in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, on the subject of 20th century Iranian-British relations. This research takes various forms: fact-fictional, sociological, historical, archival. It is based in both Iran and Britain. Mariam is also a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she teaches in the areas of visuality, and the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. She is working on an article on Islam in higher education. For more information on her academic work, visit her profile at Goldsmiths.
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