These works from the series 'Qajar' are being donated to the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Musuem.
1) Basket with Beer Cans; 2) Table with Stereo from the series 'Qajar' (Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography) by Shadi Ghadirian, 1998
© Shadi Ghadirian, courtesy Rose Issa
- Silver bromide
- 30 x 24 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Rose Issa through The Art Fund
This is a new Art Fund initiative for the British Museum and V&A to acquire a start-up capsule collection of 20th century and contemporary photography and digital images by artists from the Middle East (whether living in their countries of origin or outside). Contemporary photographic practice relating to the Middle East in the last few years has been vibrant, innovative and varied, reflecting the rapid changes and upheavals in political, religious, social and cultural life while often balancing a celebration and critique of tradition.