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Photograph, Untitled, from the series Witness '79

This is a Photograph. It was photographed by Hengameh Golestan.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 1979. Its medium is digital print on paper. It is a part of the department.

Hengameh Golestan started photographing the day-to-day lives of women and children in her native Tehran as a teenager, but during the 1979 revolution she transitioned to documenting her country’s unrest. She captured these images “as documents of demonstrations of women against . . . the compulsory veiling of women . . . in all public spaces.” These protests continued for several days and attracted hundreds of thousands of women. The images have attracted renewed attention in the wake of current protests against the mandatory covering of women in Iran.

It is credited Courtesy of Hengameh Golestan and Archaeology of the Final Decade.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 47.9 × 63.2 cm (18 7/8 × 24 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

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