Freedom is Not Free

@ Mohadjerin, Mashid



Presentation by Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp:

" What does freedom mean? Through the lens of her camera and through a kaleidoscope of history of women in resistance in the Arab world, Mashid Mohadjerin put together a multidimensional work which, through its varied formats such as photography, collage, text, and historical images, takes the viewer on a dreamlike journey neither bound by space nor time.

The artist's book and exhibition Freedom is Not Free focus on the private and public world of Iranian women who grew up after the Revolution of 1979 and on places of significance from Mohadjerin's childhood. For these women the political can no longer be separated from the personal – their bodies, their private and public life have been and continue to be influenced by the Revolution.  

Freedom is Not Free is the result of Mashid Mohadjerin's PhD Research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Antwerp. "

This photobook received the « Author's Book Award » at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in 2021.

Texts in English. Several gatefolds.

184 pages - Softcover

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2021

Format : 20 x 27 cm

New - Mint condition

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Mohadjerin, Mashid

Mashid Mohadjerin is an Iranian born photojournalist and portrait photographer; she is based in Belgium. The presentation of Mohadjerin on the website states: « Her photo-essays are portrait based long-term projects. She has been turning her camera to identity and gender related issues, migration and the socially/culturally displaced. Her latest work includes photo essays on trafficking of women within the European Union and the future of young Native Americans in Oklahoma. » In 2021, the result of her PhD research thesis is presented at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in an exhibition and a catalogue both titled "Freedom is Not Free". © Portrait taken from the website
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