A Media Artist's Response To Failing Diplomacy

When BriAnna Olson's pacifist views were confronted by an adamant American couple, she decided to heed their challenge and head to Tehran-- the epicenter of the Axis of Evil nation.

Amongst a landscape of failed diplomacy and media smear campaigns, she and fellow artist Michael Pope found a society far more alive and hospitable than they'd ever been led to believe.

Like jesters of a modern-day Magellan, they've returned with stories and insights to a culture few American's have seen first hand.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colors of Tehran

In case you were under the impression that the colors of Iran were dusty brown and standard-issue army green, check outs some photos that Michael took-- colooooors! (more if you click it....!) (above: Vahid Sharifian piece)

(above: Iranian toilet cleaner!)

(above: Standard practice of Iranian plumbers, ad stickers on doors-- locksmiths in Brooklyn do something like this)

(above: exhibition at the Tehran MOCA)

(above: big windowed bodega)

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