On August 11th, 2012, Iran's Azarbayjan province was hit by two earthquakes within eleven minutes. The quakes left some 306 dead and 3000 injured, primarily in the rural and mountainous areas to the northeast of Tabriz. In a series of part-staged, part-reality, photographer Hoda Rostami portrays a sense of hope and eagerness for a return of normal life. A story about the physical, social and psychological cost of natural disaster on daily life accompanies each photograph. Both the artist and Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University will present the images.
This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department