Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fabiola Post #4

Newsha Tavakolian’s “Listen” portrays six female Iranian professional singers who are subjected to severe restrictions due to the country’s Islamic laws. The project shows how these women who have become celebrities on their nation, are really just slaves under the microscope of an oppressive regime. Each of the portraits of them singing in the dark with eyed closed shows a person who for a moment, has escaped her turmoil. It’s interesting how great skill in the US could lead a person to escape their heartache, yet in Iran for women, all it did was further shackle them to their servitude. 

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