Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Akbar Nazemi: Unsent Dispatches from the Iranian Revolution, 1978 – 1979

Akbar Nazemi was a young photographer who came back home from studying photography in Dusseldorf when the Iranian Revolution began in June 1978. This is the first gallery exhibition of what are arguably the best photographs of that watershed moment that has continued to have a powerful global impact to this day. The images document the reaction to twenty-five years of rule by The Shah of Iran, as well as the first mass demonstration of the rise of militant Islam. The negatives were smuggled out of Tehran in the 1980s.

PHG touring exhibition.

Catalogue with texts by Pantea Haghighi, Asef Bayat, Nikki R. Keddie and others.

Discussion with the artist and the curators on Saturday March 5 at 4 pm.

  • Gallery Invitation - front ( Image: Pro-revolutionaries at a demonstration celebrating Ayatollah Taleghani's release, June-July 1978.