Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In April 2000, Abbas Kiarostami received the Akira Kurosawa Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Francisco Film Festival. While in the United States, Kiarostami visited New York City, where the Andrea Rosen Gallery mounted the first US exhibition of Kiarostami’s photographs. The photographs, which were shown in a stark white loft space, appeared without titles, dates or labels. Anthony Shadid and Shiva Balaghi spoke with Kiarostami about his art photography.

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Anthony Shadid, Shiva Balaghi "Nature Has No Culture," Middle East Report 219 (Summer 2001).