2012-04-06 to 2012-04-19
Ebrahim Khadem Bayat is a documentary photographer on his way to becoming an artist with a camera. This is a happy marriage where strong concept and superb experienced technique meet. I have been witness to this evolution. He first came to me to photograph and document my art collection and during the Last ten years I have criticized and encouraged him to do his own personal work. He had turned his lens actively on the landscape of his shattered society. He offers and answers but puts the viewers at a turning point on the road. The road a picture-window of our surroundings and it’s progression: the sky a reflective mood mirror. These passive fish-eye- panoramas are reminiscent of moody hell and holocaust. And very classical in their symmetry and order. Definitely an evolution in progress.