Document: Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles


From October 2009 through January 2010, four documentary photographers - Farhad Parsa, Arash Saedinia, Parisa Taghizadeh, and Ramin Talaie - focused their lenses on second-generation Iranian-Americans of Los Angeles, the world's largest population of expatriate Iranians. This Galleria exhibition offers a selection of engaging images by each of these photographers considering the everyday lives of their subjects. It also addresses the processes of documentation and how various understandings of hyphenated Iranian identities inflect the images that result.

See intriguing photographs capturing the varied lives and interests of L.A.'s Iranian-American community: from toddlers at play to an acupuncturist in the office of her Los Feliz practice, including a few recognizable figures such as public intellectual Reza Aslan and comedian Maz Jobrani.

The exhibition will be on view in the Goldenberg Galleria in the Fowler Museum at UCLA, from June 6 to August 22, 2010.

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