In 2017, a set of silver gelatin printsfrom the series Witness ’79 by Hengameh Golestan were acquired by The British Museum, with the aid of AOTFD. 

The acquisition formed part a group of photographs by nine artists from across the Middle East, with support from Art Fund. The works take the British Museum’s Middle East art collection in new directions capturing moments in time and engaging with recent and current histories.
Read more about the acquisition on the Art Fund website
Hengameh Golestan, Untitled (Witness ‘79 series), photograph, 1979, Tehran © Hengameh Golestan
Hengameh Golestan, Untitled (Witness ‘79 series), photograph, 1979, Tehran © Hengameh Golestan
Hengameh Golestan, Untitled (Witness ‘79 series), photograph, 1979, Tehran © Hengameh Golestan
Hengameh Golestan, Untitled (Witness ‘79 series), photograph, 1979, Tehran © Hengameh Golestan
Hengameh Golestan, Untitled (Witness ‘79 series), photograph, 1979, Tehran © Hengameh Golestan

31st October 2017