• Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran  The Unknown Minority
  • Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran  The Unknown Minority
  • Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran  The Unknown Minority
  • Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran  The Unknown Minority
  • Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran  The Unknown Minority

Mahdi Ehsaei Afro-Iran The Unknown Minority

This photographic series by German-Iranian Mahdi Ehsaei (b. 1989) shows a side of Iran, which is widely unknown even to Iranians: a minority of people who influenced the culture of a whole region by continuing their African heritage with their clothing style, their music, their dance and their oral traditions and rituals. Ehsaei set out to the Hormozgan Province in the Persian Gulf to shed some light on this part of Iran, which is home to the descendants of enslaved people and traders from Africa. The traditional and historical region with one of Iran's most ethnically diverse populations is framed with unique landscapes. In his book Ehsaei shows fascinating portraits which are not typical for the common picture of Iran. Afro-Iran reveals details documenting a centuries-long history of a community, which is often overlooked in Iran's history but which has even shaped the culture in Southern Iran.


Hardcover 23 x 28 cm 96 pages 46 color illustrations English, Persian Available ISBN 978-3-86828-655-7 2015

Artist:

Mahdi Ehsaei

Texts:

Mahdi Ehsaei, Joobin Bekhrad, Nahid Mozaffari

Design:

Kehrer Design


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Exhibitions

CINEMA IRAN 4. Iranisches Filmfestival, München

Stadtbibliothek am Gasteig

12. - 16.07.2017

Fotoausstellung AFRO-IRAN, München

Stadtbibliothek am Gasteig

12. - 27.07.2017

Vortrag und Buchpräsentation AFRO-IRAN, München

Carl Amery Saal, Gasteig

13.07.2017

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