About his work
Depicting the cultural and social landscape of Iran, a quicksand for changing political landscapes, and yet home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, is the undertaking of Ali Zanjani's photography, whose different series have traditionally explored taboos in a post-revolution society. In his work, he has created images based on lost photographs of pre-revolution society, shrouded in mystery and beset with question marks for those born after 1979. His photography includes a series on wrestling, Iran's national sport. Another series captures images based on lost photographs of a pre-Iranian revolution women's basketball team. In light of Iran's current political climate, the images are fascinating, exotic and paradoxical.
Ali Zanjani was born in 1986 in Iran. In 2010, he held a solo exhibition in Day Art Gallery in Tehran and participated to group shows inSilk Road Gallery, Assar Art Gallery, Mohsen Gallery.His work was showcased in BAF 2010 with Galerie Janine Rubeiz where his work is permanently exhibited.