Filmmaker Tahmineh Milani tries her hand at photography
Art and Experience: An exhibition of photos by Tahmineh Milani, the director of “Ceasefire” psychodramas, opened at Tehran’s Aryana Gallery on Saturday.
A number of actors and artists attended the opening ceremony, which was concurrent with the 56th birth anniversary of the director, who is also a graduate of architecture, Persian media reported on Sunday.
Milani, who has chosen nature as the main theme of her photos, says that she believes that nature is a strange phenomenon, which changes with the change of light.
“As the impressionists show the effect of light in their paintings, photography can also show the effect of light on our eyes. I believe the role of light in registering every moment is like creating a painting or like composing a poem,” Milani had said earlier in an interview with Honaronline, a Persian art news website, published on Friday.
“I believe photography is the art of seeing. Experiencing the natural light is a magical journey that reaches a new discovery. In these photos I wanted to register a short moment of the role of light,” she added.
She also emphasized that she intends to prove to the younger generation that there is always a way for the artists. If one cannot be active in cinema for some reason, he or she can gain experience in painting, poetry, photography or many other areas.
A selection of 30 photos taken by Milani during her trip to the United States will be on display until Thursday at the gallery located at No.9, Fereshteh St., in the Elahieh neighborhood.