MFA Mohammad Javad Jahangir receives APG 2018 Student Photo Prize
Exhibition: December 7, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-2pm
“In Situ” is a street photography project, which questions the representation of truth in human identity in social life. Unposed strangers are isolated and hyper-saturated by natural daylight in theatrically urban scenes of business, emphasizing the notion of emotion and psychological gesture by “self-unconscious exploring.” Freezing the moment monumentalizes the spaces between time and human postures, as a means of exploring artist, matter, and viewers. This creates a new discourse of “others” both personal and social. This dichotomy examines the meaning of truth through the moment of the false.
Mohammad Javad Jahangir is an Iranian photographer who lives in Atlanta. He studied Art at Vije art and Mahemehr art institutes in Tehran, and has a B.A in Law. The dominant themes of his work are manifested in an observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations—the process of taking pictures by wandering and finding subjects. He has participated in an art residency in the Viafarini Organization for ContemporaryArt in Milan, 2015. He been a part of various exhibitions around the world including those in museums like the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and The Craft & Folk Art Museum in LA. Jahangir is an honorable member of the Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art, Tehran, IRAN, the National Iranian Photographers’ Society (NIPS), and International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
Established in 1987, Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is an artist-initiated 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization providing opportunities and support to the fine art photography community. APG’s mission is to provide opportunities for photographers to further their artistic development, advance and sustain an inclusive and vibrant photographic community for all individuals interested in contemporary photograph, and to promote and support contemporary photography as a significant art form.