Ali Reza Yazdani
Green is a color, which
could have different meaning in each culture. But always and everywhere,
it associates of "Growing". In this exhibition, it could mean
"the creation of a gallery among the other galleries in
Tehran", which has announced itself with its first exhibition
"Green". 30 photographers have shot it and have created a vast
domain of the subjects in this exhibition, each just with one photo.
In some of the works, "Green" has been shown in the religious
ceremonies. A man with green head-band in Ashoura Ceremony is such a
photo, belonged to
Maryam Fakhimi. A big number of photos show the
nature, scenes of plains, such as the works of Nikol Fridani and Farhad
Varahram. Some more have concentrated on the details of the nature, as
mossed stones of the river by
and attached shells to he columns of an old bridge, captured by
as well as
Some black and white photos tried to stimulate the dream of green, as
the works of Nader Davoudi, Kaveh Najm-abadi and Taha Moghani.
All the photos, exhibited in this gallery, are just common in one idea,
"Green Color". Under this subject, a lot of different and
non-homogenous photos are gathered. In most of the photos, thought and
eyes of the visitors go to a special point or idea, because of the
selected name for this exhibition. For example, main components of Naser
Davoudi's B&W photo are the tomb of Sadeq Hedayat, a script of
"Blind Owl" (Bouf Kour), name of "Sadeq Hedayat" and
a plant at the left side of the photo; but among these elements, just
that plant joins the green color in our thought.
In Jamshid Bayrami's photo of Hajj Ceremony, even if the form of the
umbrella in the sky attracts the eyes of the visitors, but really, it is
the green color of the umbrella that emphasizes on the whole of the
Jassem Ghazban Pour's
photo, which a religious ceremony is shown from the upper view, the only
thing that attracts us is the green cloth, which is carried by some
people, just because of its color. If the subject of the exhibition was
"Red", surely our views go to the red scarf of that girl at
the top of the photo.
In Zohreh Soleymani's photo, we see a man, who is dazzled to small green
glass in his hand. Our view go there too. This green point becomes
strongly the meeting point of the eyes of the visitors and that man.
has shown eight policemen
with their long batons, arranged in a line, in an African country. Even
if their long batons attract us, but it is the color of their uniform
clothes, which conducts us to the green color.
Naghmeh GhasemLou's photo conducts our eyes to the outside green space
through the interior side of the room. Even if we can enjoy much from
the turquoise-color band around the window and the warm light color of
the walls, but this is the green color that has made beyond-window space
to an inclination point.
Scattered, calm and no-motion sportsmen in Abbas Kossary's photo
conducts us to the combination of colors in football race and especially
to the green ground color.
Among these photos, we see a painted wall, painted with cream and black
color on a green-blue background. In this photo, Javid Ramezani shows a
painting of twisted soft-curves leaves and branches, with some
chalk-scripts at the bottom, as souvenir:
"Learn your eyesthat each body does not worth to be seen!"
But, I've changed it for myself and wrote it in my notebook:
"Learn your eyes that they could see everyone and everything with
different views each time!"
Jassem Ghazban Pour
Keivan Pour Nasri