Ira­nian pho­tog­ra­pher Tah­mineh Mon­zavi ar­rested


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and Anne Zweibaum of the Loco pub­lish­ing house, it’s un­clear why she was ar­rested but they sus­pect it re­lates to Mon­zavi’s work. “Mon­zavi is known, through her pho­to­graphs and doc­u­men­tary films, for her role in de­nounc­ing is­sues af­fect­ing Ira­nian so­ci­ety, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing the place given to women in the coun­try,” said Cez in a state­ment. Mon­zavi is the au­thor of High Fash­ion in Tehran and Women in Grap Gar­den Al­ley. Her work deals with home­less women that are cast off from so­ci­ety. “I try to show the con­trast be­tween the lives of these women and the rest of so­ci­ety,” wrote Mon­zavi. “They live on the fringe of so­ci­ety, as if they didn’t be­long to the same so­cial, cul­tural or fi­nan­cial sys­tem.”

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