A traveling multimedia installation featuring portraits of Iranian citizens printed on translucent fabric
Friday, August 8, 2008
I am watching the Iranian team entering the stadium in Beijing during the opening ceremonies. It's heartwarming to see sculler Homa Hosseini bearing the flag, but it breaks my heart to hear boos coming from the crowd as the Iranian delegation marches.
I live in Crested Butte, Colorado, but don’t have the sense to base my work there. I have been shooting with film since my father entrusted four-year-old me with a Kodak Instamatic camera. I began shooting digital cameras three decades later. I studied English literature and filmmaking at Dartmouth College.
My project, “Hurricane Katrina: After the Flood,” comprised medium-format slides documenting the devastation in New Orleans one year after the storm. The effort raised thousands of dollars for the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s rebuilding fund.
My “Red Hot Ladies” calendar featured semi-nude portraits of community activists opposing a molybdenum mine.
I recently received a special mention from the Banff Film Festival for my photograph, “All that dies,” captured with Hasselblad’s Xpan II panoramic rangefinder camera.
My current project, “pictures of you: Images from Iran,” is a traveling outdoor multimedia installation featuring portraits of Iranian citizens printed on translucent silk. Images from the show, and my previous work, can be seen on my website: www.manjushriproject.org.