30 min

Newsha Tavakolian. Honest Photography: In the Name of Social Change ZEITGEIST19 Curated Podcast

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Episode Summary:In this episode, co-hosted with Kiana Talebpour (creative director of Md'A Design Agency), we get a chance to chat with the most incredible Newsha Tavakolian, an Iranian photographer who has dedicated her life and career to empowering those who need to be heard by documenting the underrepresented stories. Her powerful work reflects on realism and morality, on social injustice and exploitation, on gender inequality and violence. As she advocates for human rights, female voices in oppressed environments and covering wars, challenging conflicts and crises around the world, we ask how she sees her camera as a tool for social change. As well as how being an Iranian has affected her path as a female photographer and what does it mean to her to bring into the world’s attention the turbulent realities of her region and beyond. The Speaker:Newsha Tavakolian is known for her powerful work covering wars in Iraq and social issues in her native Iran. With clarity and sensitivity, Tavakolian has photographed female guerilla fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria and Colombia, prohibited Iranian female singers and the lives of people living under sanctions. Over the years, her practice has shifted from photojournalism to photography as art. Her work has been published in international magazines and newspapers such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, Colors, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, NRC Handelsblad, The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. Tavakolian became a Magnum nominee in 2015 and an associate in 2017.Follow Newsha's journey on InstagramHosts: Farah Piriye (ZG19) & Kiana Talebpour (Md'A Design Agency)Sign up for ZEITGEIST19's newsletter at https://www.zeitgeist19.comFor sponsorship enquiries, comments, ideas and collaborations, email us at info@zeitgeist19.com Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Episode Summary:In this episode, co-hosted with Kiana Talebpour (creative director of Md'A Design Agency), we get a chance to chat with the most incredible Newsha Tavakolian, an Iranian photographer who has dedicated her life and career to empowering those who need to be heard by documenting the underrepresented stories. Her powerful work reflects on realism and morality, on social injustice and exploitation, on gender inequality and violence. As she advocates for human rights, female voices in oppressed environments and covering wars, challenging conflicts and crises around the world, we ask how she sees her camera as a tool for social change. As well as how being an Iranian has affected her path as a female photographer and what does it mean to her to bring into the world’s attention the turbulent realities of her region and beyond. The Speaker:Newsha Tavakolian is known for her powerful work covering wars in Iraq and social issues in her native Iran. With clarity and sensitivity, Tavakolian has photographed female guerilla fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria and Colombia, prohibited Iranian female singers and the lives of people living under sanctions. Over the years, her practice has shifted from photojournalism to photography as art. Her work has been published in international magazines and newspapers such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, Colors, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, NRC Handelsblad, The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. Tavakolian became a Magnum nominee in 2015 and an associate in 2017.Follow Newsha's journey on InstagramHosts: Farah Piriye (ZG19) & Kiana Talebpour (Md'A Design Agency)Sign up for ZEITGEIST19's newsletter at https://www.zeitgeist19.comFor sponsorship enquiries, comments, ideas and collaborations, email us at info@zeitgeist19.com Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

30 min