Batool Showghi, UK
|What happened on Al-Mutanabbi Street
is like an old wound for me. It makes me recall what happened in
Iran 30 years ago and again once more in recent years Iranian people
demonstrating and struggling for the right to vote for democracy.
What happened on Al-Mutanabbi Street keeps happening in Iran, Iraq,
Egypt, and Syria.
My first book depicts a collection of photographs of the Iranian
green movement for reform with pictures from Neda and Sohrab who
were unjustly killed during these demonstrations. The second book
starts with the words: ‘Broken, Broken, Broken’
and wants to show how normal people’s lives, loves, dreams
are shattered and destroyed when a war breaks out.