A Report for D'Arcy
Babak Kazemi belongs to a new generation of Iranian photographers.
In his work Kazemi focuses on social, cultural and political phenomena linked to the history of his country. His photo series "A Report for D'Arcy" exposes real-life implications of the Iranian oil production for the local environment. In his attempt to showcase a fictional report to one of Persia's principal oil founders William Knox D'Arcy, Kazemi discovers the true realities of a business of exploitation.
AB43 CONTEMPORARY is presenting a selection of works for the first time in Switzerland.Born in Ahvaz in 1983, Babak Kazemi lives and works in Tehran. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA; the Maraya Art Centers, Sharjah, UAE; the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran; as well as the Tehran Holy Defense Museum, Tehran, Iran. Kazemi's work was selected as part of a group exhibition at the Iranian Pavilion for the Venice Biennial 2015. He carries various international art awards.
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