Headline, June 12 2019/ ''' '' PAIN WORLD PURE '' ''' : IRAN

''' '' PAIN WORLD PURE '' ''' :


THE GREAT NATION OF IRAN - WAS taken unaware by the virus and experienced very difficult  conditions and continues to see even more, very difficult conditions.

But, really, with the cooperation between people and the commendable efforts of the medical staff, they have been able to manage the crisis. The people of Iran have shown a lot of solidarity - one reason is that they are a people that  have known crises : That's Gohar Dashti at her greatest.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS FOR COUNTRIES WITH high economic power to understand that they are not separate. We all live in the same world.

Sometimes, we see something like war in the media and think it has nothing to do with us. But what's happening now shows that it has to do with all of us. If a war breaks out in Yemen in Afghanistan, it also has an effect on our lives so we can't stay silent.

IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHER GOHAR DASHTI HAS created a body of work that explores the relationship between nature, human migration and the ripple effects of a conflict and a social upheaval.

Coronavirus presents, she believes, an opportunity to remind us of our mutual responsibility toward each other.

With the pandemic creating a collective sense of unmooring from the familiar, what is important is that it will make us understand that we're all in the same boat. ''This is a shared pain,'' added Dashti from Cambridge Massachusetts in the United States, where she has been based for several years.

''I hope that from this situation, we will come to an understanding that the world is one. If a tree is cut in Africa, it impacts the life of someone in France,'' the 40-year-old photographer and video artist added. ''It's good that we understand the relationship between the world, economy and nature and maybe this pandemic has allowed us to think about all these issues again.''

Nature and its relationship to mankind trace a thread Dashti's 15-year oeuvre - exhibited worldwide and featured in prestigious permanent collections - with nature often acting as a foil for examining and identity in her large-scale, staged photographs.

Dashti's own life was marked by conflict and its legacy. She was born in Iran's Khuzestan province at the start of the Iran-Iraq war that ravaged the oil-rich eastern region that borders Iraq and killed hundreds of thousands from 1980-1988.

'Not Separate' : One of her series : ''Today's Life and Ware' placed a couple going about  day-to-day domestic life - cooking, watching TV, hanging up washed clothes - amid the trappings of a battlefish, with tanks and soldiers looming in the background.

Another series. 'Stateless'', produced in 2014/15, features series similar to those familiar in news coverage of refugees and migrants but tendered stark and semi-theatrical against vast and towering landscapes.

Touching on ongoing conflicts, Dashti hopes people, particularly those in wealthy countries, will come to recognise that they are not unaffected by the sufferings of others around the world.

Reslence : Resilience to the anxiety triggered by uncertainty is something Dashti thinks we can learn from the pandemic.

''The conditions created by the coronavirus all over the world teach us how to live with instability,'' she said. ''In my opinion, artists and migrants can deal with these situations better. They know how to live and work with an uncharted future.''

Thrown into her state of uncertainty with exhibitions of her work 'Land/s' - a meditation on finding the familiar in foreign landscapes - cancelled or postponed, Dashti is still working on a film about the project but like many others around the world, expecting a change of pace.

''I am spending a lot of time with my four year-old son, giving him lessons. Really, I feel like I have never spent so much time with him,'' she said. ''Another activity that I love is to take walks in nature. More and more, I think I should pay more attention to and work on nature and its relationship with humanity.''

With respectful dedication to the Great Nation, Iran : Leaders, Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers, and then the world.

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