Manijeh Rahimi reception: ‘Identity’
1600 Peachtree St.
Join us for a reception celebrating “Identity,” an M.F.A. photography thesis exhibition by Manijeh Rahimi, on view Thursday, June 30, through Friday, July 15, 2016. “Identity” challenges first impressions versus the complex construction of identity through a multilayered process of revealing information. Viewer’s thoughts will shift from the first impression of a person to a deeper one — from physical identity to self-identity — and eventually to a comparison of how others see us versus how we see ourselves.
Rahimi, who combines photography, video and digital media to explore the complexities of identity, is inspired by the passport as a form of worldwide identification. Her exhibition gives voice and dimension to those represented and explores the inherent irony in identifying individuals through a system that is so impersonal.
Born in Esfahan, Iran, in 1983, Rahimi earned her B.F.A. in photography from Azad University in Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and her digital photography certification from Central Saint Martins College at the University of the Arts London in England in 2008. Rahimi later taught photography at the Esfahan Vocational School of Fine Arts in Iran and worked as a photographer and journalist for three years. Her photographs have been featured by several magazines and exhibited in galleries. During her M.F.A. coursework at SCAD, Rahimi completed several photography projects involving installation, video, lighting and digital media, most of which reflect contemporary issues in a conceptual and symbolic way.
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.