Category Archives: Women

Interview with Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian: “Whenever I reach the end, I start from scratch”

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Originally posted on The other Iran:
Newsha Tavakolian (photo by Arash Ashouriniya) Newsha Tavakolian, a self-taught photographer, says her success has no bearing on her gender. Newsha Tavakolian, an established photojournalist and art photographer, started her experimental career at 16.…

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Iranian-Swiss Woman Nominated For Oscar For Her Short Film “Parvaneh”

Iranian-Swiss film director and screenwriter Talkhon Hamzavi has been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) category for her work “Parvaneh” along with the producer Stefan Eichenberger. Film: “Parvaneh” Director: Talkhon Hamzavi … Continue reading

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Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi has been shortlisted for the best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Oscars

Talkhon Hamzavi was born in 1979 in Teheran, Iran. She has Swiss and Iranian citizenship. Since 1986 she lives in Switzerland. In 2003 Talkhon attends the visual arts preparatory course in Aarau. From 2006 to 2010 she attended the ZHdK … Continue reading

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Iranian Researcher Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The 2014 Clay Research Award

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian university professor and mathematician at Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2014 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. Mirzakhani well-known for her prominent theories on geometry and ergodic theory, received the award along … Continue reading

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Behnaz Sarafpour – designer and finalist of the Smithsonian’s National Design Award

Behnaz Sarafpour is a New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women’s apparel bearing her name in 2001. She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award,and has held design positions at … Continue reading

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Leila Hatami: Awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. Besides Persian she is fluent in French, English and German. After … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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