Momentography of a failure [Tehran]
© 2018 Yashar Sabunchi, Mehrad Amin kazemi, Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh, Foreword by Parham Mortazavian, 17x24 cm, 112 Pages, Inkjet print, Perfect binding.
The June 2009 election protests in Iran was the birthplace of citizen journalism when the way of dissemination of news during the demos and the representation of it has changed dramatically by using the mobile telephone cameras. It shifted the role of the average citizen as an observer to ‘recorder’, changed the role of photography in the production of civic responsibility and public action and created new possibilities of visibility and encounter. An encounter between people who take, watch and share photographs. Later on with the Arab spring and occupy wall street the phenomenon became a worldwide discourse and altered the way of access to news.
For Nicholas Mirzoeff, photography in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in 2011 went beyond the
Momentography of a failure [Tehran] book travels through the
The camera(s) pass through the Enqelab Street and Azadi Square, record the history(s) and restore the memory(s) of its profound socio-spatial changes. These places became the milieu of remembrance that intertwines the personal with the political and individual with the collective memory. The Photographs of here-now restore the images of there-then, of