“She Who Tells a Story” is a fascinating exhibit of 79 photographs and two videos currently at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. It represents the diverse perspectives of the 12 artists and their view of contemporary life in the Middle East.
The works were created mainly during the last decade and portray a region that has undergone immense challenges and enduring conflicts.
This print above by Gohar Dashti is a staged photograph of a man and woman sitting as newlyweds in the shell of an abandoned car.
Print: Gohar Dashti (Iran, b. 1980),Untitled #5 from the series Today’s Life and War, 2008. Pigment print courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, & Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. © Gohar Dashti