Iran anti-war photos exhibited in French museum

A photo by Gohar Dashti from her series “Today’s Life and War”
A photo by Gohar Dashti from her series “Today’s Life and War”

Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti’s works have been showcased at the anti-war photo exhibition in France.

Dashti’s two works selected from her series “Today’s Life and War”, along with many other photos have been displayed at the anti-war group exhibition entitled “Disasters of War.”

In “Today’s Life and War”, Gohar Dashti presents ten remade abstract scenes from Iran-Iraq war.

The Iranian artist’s photos show the 1980s Iran-Iraq war during which several Iranian cities had to bear hard conditions of the imposed war.

Iran is one the countries that experienced the bitter consequences of chemical warfare attacks, in particular, the 1987 Chemical gas attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht.

Over 1000 individuals were killed and more than 8000 were permanently disabled due to the attack. Many children gradually lost their vision after birth due to the consequences of the chemical bombardment at the area.

While the photos on Iran-Iraq war have rarely entered the international exhibitions, participating in this exhibition is a great achievement for me, Dashti said.

The exhibited photos depict wars that have occurred between the years 1800 to 2014 in different parts of the world.

Some 450 works created by 200 photo artists from across the world have been displayed at the exhibition kicked off on May 28.

Mounted at the Louvre-Lens museum in Pas-de-Calais, the exhibition will be running until October 6, 2014.

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