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A self-taught photographer, Jalal started taking pictures in 1994 while living in Japan / He adopted an artistic approach that fuses both historical and literary Persian references / Water & Persian Rugs and Knot series, each consisting of 12 photographs, exemplary of his practice, shows a traditional Persian rug used as a pretext for setting up extraordinary situations and for weaving links between History and contemporaneity / Read more in the series statement below!
2016 As Far as the Eye Can See, Officine dell'immagine
2015 Galarie Isabel Gounod
2010 Abu Dhabi art fair. Silk road gallery.
2010 Job creation. Photo festival. (first title)
2009 Water & Persian rugs. Paris photo. Esther Woerdehoff Gallery
2009 Seasons in Prix De La Photograpie. Paris. (second prize in category calendar)
2009 19th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts. Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2007 Postcard competition of the Canadian Association for Photography Art. (first prize)
2007–2009 The 29th International Photo Festival. Knokke Heist. Belgium.
2006 Fanoos Photo Slide Show. Tehran: House of Artists.
2006 Fanoos Photo Slide Show. International Art Photography Fair. Slovakia.
2005 Ship and Seafarers. The Second Photo Festival of Sea. Iran. (second place)
2004 Ship and Seafarers. The First Photo Festival of Sea. Iran. (first place)
2003 Industrial photography festival. Tehran: Ministry of the Interior. (third place)
2007–2010 Al-Thani Award Book
2007 Around the Life
2009 Different sames New Perspectives In contemporary Iranian Art. Thames & Hodson
2008 Iranian Photography Now
2007 Knokke - Heist Photo Festival
2004–2007 Shipping Festival of Iran
Water and Persian Rugs
On most of the occasions when we start thinking about doing something, that particular thought dose not proceed the way we expect. We may run into lots of ideas that we should pay close attention to as we go forward. From time to time, a planned work can be made to come true in the background even better than on the stage. This is particularly true of my series Water and Persian rugs, in which an unexpected environment was created between the event and the moment.
What inspired me to take these photos was creating new moments, color contrasts, a diverse quality, and making the rugs float and dance in the water.