Exhibition of works by Iranian artists at the Lagassili Photo Festival

2022 June 12

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The 19th edition of the Photo La Gacilly Photo Festival starts on June 1 in France and lasts until September 30, 2022. The La Gassili Photo Festival is an exhibition of large, outdoor photographs.

Founded in 2004, the festival invites the audience to an immersive photography experience to see the best examples of contemporary photography by walking through about 20 outdoor galleries.

Photographs by artists from around the world adorn the streets, gardens and alleys of La Gassili, a city whose natural heritage and historic buildings provide a great backdrop for thousands of images on display, making public space a shared, free stage for all. It becomes.
Every summer, about 300,000 people go to the La Gassili Photo Festival to enjoy the large outdoor exhibitions of some of the greatest letters and emerging talents in photography.

The La Gassili Photo Festival raises two issues each year. One section is entitled Tomorrow's World, which examines a social and environmental issue each year, and the other section focuses on the contemporary conditions of a country or continent. In 2022, this section, entitled "Eastern Perspectives", is dedicated to Asian-related photographs and features works by artists from Iran, Afghanistan and France. Hashem Shakeri, Maryam Firoozi, Ebrahim Norouzi and Gohar Dashti are Iranian artists whose works have been exhibited at the event.
There is also a section entitled "Light and Shadow" dedicated to the works of Abbas Attar. He died in 2018 and the world of photography lost one of its greatest figures. Due to the fact that no exhibition of his works has been held since the artist's death, the La Gassili Photo Festival, in collaboration with the Attar family, has exhibited a collection of his works. This exhibition of black and white photography shows the unceasing encounters of reality and myth, ridicule and prejudice, chaos and beauty, gentleness and sorrow and shadow and light.(Quoted from HonarOnline)