Friday, August 31, 2012

                              Location: The Business of Art Gallery Manitou Springs Colorado.

The Show                              Sara Mojdehdart Photographer.
Her grand mother died and she was unable to make the funeral. Sara is Iranian American Had travel there can be difficult. Six months later she got to her home in Iran and made a photo essay about the thoughts of the women in the family. Sadness and loss still permeates her photos. Her prints are large and straight forward digital printing.
I sit in the center of the prints and try and find a beginning  Moydeh sits with dry pipes in-front of her and a pair of handsome chickens cross the foreground she looks sad beyond emotion.
Saheila and an older woman share another portrait of sad happenings. Strong design weights this picture to the right side of the photo.
A woman sits in a room very middle class with her portraits of older men from Black and white to color the the woman's black dress is counterpointed by a gold mirror. The picture is an inventory of several lives.
The only smile in this show is the child Mobina A child with carpets and pillows joy is limited to children.
Then come the show theme are scarf from behind worn by Purisa. she is tying it a blow you away shot strong on action and design.
Sara vanishes in this show and becomes one with the images, she handles her tools well without repletion or false images. Photography can reach though the ego into the moment. This show took me back to death of my grandmother and the sadness that surrounds memory.Sara's work is gripping but not emotional ripping. I look forward to seeing more of Sara's work

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