"It felt very natural that after marriage, vacuum cleaners and pots and pans found their way into my photographs; these objects symbolize the apprehensions all sorts of women, no matter what part of the world they live in, still have about married life. Women are consigned to daily, repetitive routines, which is why I named the series Like Every Day. The photographs are not authentic documentations, but instead deal with current social issues." —Shadi Ghadirian
This limited-edition photograph by Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian from her series, Like Every Day, was featured in issue 197 of Aperture magazine. Her images describe a positive and holistic female identity, humorously taking issue with the traditional roles by which women—both in the Middle East and universally—have been defined. Ghadirian uses an ordinary kitchen utensil as a readymade pun, cleverly reinventing the sources of negative stereotyping as attributes of empowerment.
This photograph is being offered to our collectors framed with a 4-ply archival matt.
Shadi Ghadirian (born in Tehran, 1974) has had solo exhibitions in Europe, Asia, the U.S., and the Middle East. She lives and works in Iran.