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Head On Photo Festival : The Australians – My Pick
Iranian Wedding – Ramak Bamzar

Ramak Bamzar‘s exhibition Iranian Wedding was shot between 2005 and 2008 in the small Iranian town of Karaj. “I’ve chosen to exhibit this work to illustrate the impact that tradition and religion has on the ritual of marriage and how dissimilar it is to Australian traditions,” says Ramak who was born in Tehran and now lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance photographer.

Exhibiting this work in Iran would be “prohibited,” says Ramak. “Photographers cannot display, publish, or exhibit any photos of an uncovered woman in public. In my opinion, beauty is relative and often heavily influenced by one’s culture”.

FESTIVAL
Iranian Wedding
Ramak Bamzar

1-10 May, 2015
Head On Festival Hub
483 George Street
Sydney

Australia
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PHOTOGRAPHER
Ramak Bamzar

Ramak Bamzar is a Melbourne-based artist and photographer exploring strong narratives using a blend of landscape photography, illustration and portraiture of women. Becoming the storyteller, themes are explored in a way that is mythical an...

Interview
Head On Photo, Sydney 2015 : Director Moshe Rosenzveig talks to Alison Stieven-Taylor

2015 marks the 6th outing of Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival, which is Australia’s largest photographic event. This year Moshe Rosenzveig, the festival’s director, has programmed an eclectic group of exhibitions designed to attract those who are professionals as...