|Photography Lunch Lecture: Amak Mahmoodian
Thursday April 20, 2017 | Auditorium KABK | 12:20 - 13:10
Iranian artist and curator Amak Mahmoodian is invited to give a lecture to the students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
Amak Mahmoodian is an Iranian artist and curator living and working in the UK. She graduated in Photography and Documentary Photography (MA) from the Art University of Tehran. In 2015, she finished her PhD on Double Identity, images of women in Iran. She is the author of the book Shenasnameh, published in 2016.
“Amak used simple existing visuals in another context to tell a complicated and very strong story. I am so glad that we hear her voice, especially in these days. She uses it in a very effective way. The tactility of the used materials is very effective. It is a very moving story.”
Corinne Noordenbos Former Head of photography department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK)
“I have seen many books in my life , Shenasnameh is one of the special ones . Shenasnameh has sense. The intimate story of the book ,simply and strongly talks about the personal, identical experiences. Shenasnameh makes me to feel more.”
Yumi Goto Independent Curator, Japan
“There are some photobooks where compelling content is let down by mundane design, others where slick design belies weak content. Amak Mahmoodian's Shenasnameh presents a perfect marriage of form and content. It's a modest and intriguing book that you will want to pick up and read straightaway, a book which illuminates rather than preaches, revealing the ties that bind Iranian women in a subtle and moving way.“
David Drake Director of Fotogallery (Wales)
Shenasnameh by Amak Mahmoodian / Published by ICVLStudio & RRB Publishing from IC-Visual Lab on Vimeo.