ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
The Royal Road: In Transformation
Photos by Laure d'Utruy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The series is part of an on-going project The Royal Road: In Transformation started in Iran in 2016.

It explores the dualities in many aspects of the Iranian society: the opposition between tradition and modernity, between religion and desire of emancipation, the confrontation of western and eastern cultures. And also the contrast between a rich, expansive nature and a landscape that is deeply transformed by an intense urban and architectural development.

Through the portraits and stories of Iranian people, the project also questions the notion of identity conflict.

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The Royal Road: In Transformation
Photos by Laure d'Utruy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The series is part of an on-going project The Royal Road: In Transformation started in Iran in 2016.

It explores the dualities in many aspects of the Iranian society: the opposition between tradition and modernity, between religion and desire of emancipation, the confrontation of western and eastern cultures. And also the contrast between a rich, expansive nature and a landscape that is deeply transformed by an intense urban and architectural development.

Through the portraits and stories of Iranian people, the project also questions the notion of identity conflict.