Remember Shadi Ghadirian? Her photo sereies Qajar that we looked at for People Take Pictures of Each Other could also work for Foreign Object. Your entry doesn’t have to be a still life photograph, maybe you’d like to do a portrait of someone highlighting their relationship to a particular object. Check out this series of photos titled Like Everyday. With this series, Ghadirian creates a link between domestic objects and the female face, with particular reference to an Iranian traditional style of dress. What do you think she is trying to say with these images? Is this a celebration of a female domestic role or a criticism of one? What kind of compelling questions can you convey to your viewer using limited materials and simple arrangements of objects?

Shadi Ghadirian, Like Everyday #7, 2000

Shadi Ghadirian, Like Everyday #16, 2000

Shadi Ghadirian, Like Everyday #2, 2000

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