The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation presents Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video, the second biennial juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture or heritage. The exhibition features an international selection of emerging and mid-career artists from around the world who offer diverse perspectives of contemporary Iranian life. The group exhibition of thirty-three photographs and nine video works takes place at CAFAM from January 29 to May 7, 2017, with an opening reception to take place on January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue on to the University of California, Irvine’s Viewpoint Gallery from September 16 to October 13, 2017.

The international jury panel selected artists residing in countries such as Iran, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Focus Iran 2 democratizes the art form of image making by giving novices and professionals an equal opportunity to offer distinctive visions of Iran from both inside and outside the country. Offering a unique point of access and convergence, this juried Focus Iran 2 provides a rare collection of perspectives from citizen journalists, personal archivists, and vernacular storytellers who are connected to Iran either by heritage or deeply felt admiration.

Special thanks to presenting donors Gramian-Emrani Foundation; lead donors Ali C. & Anousheh Razi, Michael & Katy Saei; major donors Shazad & Parisma Ghanbari, Farhad & Nushin Mohit, and Roshi Rahnama.

Sponsored by Farhang Foundation and other generous donors.

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Click here link: http://www.cafam.org/media/47245/focusiran2_pressrelease.pdf

Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-pro t foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the bene t of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz, Mehregan, Shab-e Yalda, theater, dance performances, lm screenings and poetry readings in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more info, please visit www.farhang.org.

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