An exhibition of photos by Mohammad Khoshru, featuring some of the holy shrines in Iraq, is open at the Shokuh Gallery where the book of the photos “Prostration of Sages” is also on display.
The book contains about 200 rare photos taken during the years 2009 to 2011 out of which 12 have been put on show, as was reported in a press release on Monday.
“I follow the abstract style of photography. When I entered the holy shrines in Najaf, Karbala, and Kazemain for pilgrimage, I found outstanding locations to record, and my interest in Islamic architecture pushed me to do even more,” Khoshru said.
“Photographers have no control over the lighting in these places and what is seen in photos is natural. However, there are slight changes in color and perspective in some of them,” he added.
“The book begins with details of a structure and ends with the entire work, and when one leafs through the book, he will first see the details and patterns. I have actually tried to reflect the efforts I spent on each location,” he explained.
Iraq has been through war over the past years and much of its significant architecture and many buildings have been badly damaged, he said, adding, “Some of the locations I recorded with my cameras over the past three years no longer exist,” he lamented.
“Imagination” and “Breeze of Dawn” are the other two books of photos by Khoshru published several years ago.
The exhibit will be running for 10 days at the gallery located at 19 Amir Nuri Alley, North Salimi St., Andarzgu Blvd, Farmanieh neighborhood.