PIX: The Interior, A Special issue on IRAN

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This is a call for the next issue of PIX titled?.?The Call for Photo Submissions is attached as a PDF, and the deadline is April 15, 2013. Do consider sending in your work or passing this on to whosoever you think may be interested. A brief note is copied below.
PIX team
privacy, identity, duality
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?Derived from a cinema and screen-writing term which is used to separate outdoor and indoor scenes, the notion may be read in terms of specialised knowledge about a particular situation that is revealed when we explore a deeper connection with a personal or social situation. The emphasis is also on the double life people lead as a result of societal pressure?from local or international forces, which render their lives a hidden story, a personal diary of events. The real challenge lies in the paradoxical compulsions of a public outlook and personal belief?living as a part of society yet being alone in ones discovery of the self.
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What may be considered public limitations or taboos often result in personal hesitations, and at times a kind of political isolation, which abandons people to the shores of personal enclosures?their homes or even where they work. This situation sets uncertain boundaries between ones-self and ?others? who constantly redefine their physical, spiritual and intellectual lives, resulting in a kind of transformation: personal, social and creative.
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Images could be in the form of documentary, fictional narratives and art photography which includes still life, landscape, abstract or figurative form. Photos can be taken with analog and digital or even cell-phone cameras. Furthermore, these are only some ways in which the theme may be interpreted?it is open to the photographers own personal understanding of title as well, given there is a brief accompanying note.?Ehsan Rasoulof, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
NOTE: In this issue, we will concentrate on Iran as the geographical location where the work is produced or derived from, however non-Iranian photographers are also free to submit.

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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