Text by Ingo Taubhorn
27,5 x 24 cm
The title of the award-winning photo series by young photographer Maziar Moradi refers to a fateful year for his homeland of Iran – 1979. Moradi documents therein his family’s impressions, fears and experiences in the days of the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. With Moradi’s relatives re-enacting their own experiences, the stories are condensed into individual, telling images.
Every photograph follows its own dramaturgy and structure. The detailed scenery as well as the use of light and color come together to create a one of- a-kind pictorial language.
Maziar Moradi (*1975 in Tehran), winner of the gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2008 / 2009 (good prospects – young German photography), studied Communication Design with Vincent Kohlbecher at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. His works have received several distinctions, among them the Otto Steinert Prize of the DGPh (German Photography Society) and the Wüstenrot Foundation’s documentary photography award.