Photograph, Untitled, from the series Witness '79
Hengameh Golestan started photographing the day-to-day lives of women and children in her native Tehran as a teenager, but during the 1979 revolution she transitioned to documenting her country’s unrest. She captured these images “as documents of demonstrations of women against . . . the compulsory veiling of women . . . in all public spaces.” These protests continued for several days and attracted hundreds of thousands of women. The images have attracted renewed attention in the wake of current protests against the mandatory covering of women in Iran.
It is credited
Courtesy of Hengameh Golestan and Archaeology of the Final Decade.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W: 47.9 × 63.2 cm (18 7/8 × 24 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.