Far away and close to home
Iranian Living Room, the new self-published book of photographs by Italian communications research center Fabrica, expresses the three basic desires of the art of photography described by Helmut Newton: to discover, to move, to capture the flavor.
Under the creative direction of Italian photojournalist Enrico Bossan, the head of photography for Fabrica, 15 young Iranian photographers take us into the intimate world of a country we rarely see beyond the veneer of politics. Taking us into living rooms, where a large part of Iranian life happens, the photographers allow us to discover a world of bright colors, young people, games and fun, but also tension and loneliness. Above all, it is a world that remains both far away and close.
Rather than a single monolithic volume, the book is divided into 15 small albums, each representing the photographs of an individual photographer. Each section is as unique as the eye of its photographer and is introduced by an Iranian carpet, the symbol of everyday domestic life.
In this project, Fabrica asks a simple, but powerful question: Where is Iran, both in literal and metaphorical sense? This book tries to find an answer by taking us on a voyage through Iranian living rooms.