Shahbazi shoots images including portraits, still lifes and landscapes and often uses them as source material not only for photographs but also for paintings, billboards or handmade carpets. By altering the scale and transposing the imagery into a new medium or a style associated with another culture, she subverts viewers´ expectations and explores the complexity of identity.

Lavishly illustrated, the publication focuses on Shirana Shahbazi’s photographic works with essays by Kate Bush, Gianni Jetzer, and Ali Subotnick. Published by JRP Ringier in collaboration with the Barbican Art Center, London and the Swiss Institute, New York

64 pages
20.5 x 28.6 cm