Hannah Darabi
Enghelab Street, A Revolution Through Books, Iran 1979-1983 / 2020 / 8 min / BBC

Rue Enghelab, or Revolution Street, is located in the center of the Iranian capital Tehran – a main artery of the city’s cultural life with a host of bookshops. This book presents a variety of rarely-seen photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian-born, Paris-based artist Hannah Darabi (b. 1981), drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983 – years corresponding to the brief period when freedom of expression prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime and the beginning of the establishment of Islamic government.