Starr Forum: Looking Beyond the Veil

November 8, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

A photo exhibit and discussion by Kiana Hayeri 

About the Speaker:
Kiana Hayeri is an artist in residence at CIS. She grew up in Tehran, where the country's morality police restricted her public behavior. She left in 2005 when she was 17 and moved to Toronto, where she studied photography at Ryerson University. 

Ms. Hayeri returned to Iran in 2010 to explore the dual lives of many young women who are expected to behave and dress modestly in public by covering their hair, arms and legs. But behind closed doors, these women act very much like Ms. Hayeri's Canadian friends - dating, singing, studying ballet and even swimming. Her work is represented by Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent and has been featured in the New York Times.

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served