Thursday April 17, 2014
Staging death in Iran: photographer re-creates scenes of historical infamy
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It's a photography series featuring scenes of brutal confrontation, assassinations, and torture. In "By An Eyewitness," Azadeh Akhlaghi painstakingly re-creates 17 infamous deaths from Iran's modern history, all from an age before the prevalence of camera phones and social media.
She drew inspiration from the death of Neda Agha Soltan, who was shot dead during the 2009 Iranian election protests, an event that was captured on cellphone video by bystanders and seen all over the world.
"[Her death] made me think of all the freedom fighters who died without having the chance to have their pictures captured on camera," Ms. Akhlaghi told Carol.