Kamran Shirdel

Kamran Shirdel

A foremost figure in Iranian sociopolitical documentary, Kamran Shirdel (1939 ) studied architecture and urbanism at Rome University and filmmaking at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) in Italy. Among his teachers were Roberto Rossellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gillo Pontecorvo, Francesco Rosi,Vittorio De Seta, Cesare Zavattini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and many others. His diploma film " Gli Specchi " ( The Mirrors ) won the diploma ofhonor in the World Cinema School Film Festival in Tokyo ( 1965 ). In the same period he worked as assistant director to John Houston while he was shooting " The Bible " in Cinecitta' and around Italy . He also worked as dubbing translator,editor and director in Italiandubbing studios.

 After returning to Iran- in 1965 - he made many documentaries focusing on the marginalized sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Art. But due to his revelations of the dark side of society at a time of seeming economic progress, Shirdel was expelled and exiled. Women’s Quarter and Tehran is the Capital of Iran had to be completed years later and after the revolution, since materials were confiscated during production. His only feature experience "The Morning of The Fourth Day" ( 1971-72) won several awards at Third Edition of SEPAS National Film Festival. It is a free adaptation of Jean Luc Godadrd's famous "A Bout De Souffle".

Women's Prison (1966), Tehran is the Capital of Iran (started in 1966, but finished in 1980), The Red Light District (1967-80) and The Night It Rained (1967) are among his most well-known films made during the Pahlavi era. Throughout the 70s and 80s, he directed a substantial number of commissioned industrial documentaries, many of them now considered as the classics of their genre in Iran, for their lyricism, abstraction, and irony.

Shirdel is the founder and director of the annual Kish International Documentary Film Festival and in 2010 was appointed as "Il Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana" by Italian President of The Republic Giorgio Napolitano and received an honorary Doctorate degree, as such.

He has received many trophies and Lifetrime Acievement Awards ( Lebanon, Tehran, Belgrade, Dushanbe, Dubai, Portugal, Paris, Rome, Sardegna, London, USA, etc ) and served as Jury member in a great number of international film festivals.

He is the researcher and the author of a renown book called " What Is Neorealism? " and has bublished a great deal of articles and interviews on Italian film authors of the sixties mostly his masters and teachers.

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Photo Study for Solitude Signed, 1960 Print on paper

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Photo Study for Solitude Signed, 1960 Print on paper

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Time Lapse

Tehran Gallery

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 22 June - 01 July

Time Lapse

London Gallery

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 07 September - 30 September

Time Lapse

Los Angeles

Time Lapse

group exhibition, 02 November - 14 November

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

Time Lapse 2 14 Nov 2018 at the CAMA Gallery in Los Angeles United States

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

24 October, 2018


CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles.

22 October, 2018


Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art Beyond the Canvas CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard

Art and Philanthropy combine in a new immersive event in Los Angeles in Art Beyond the Canvas

17 October, 2018


Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Posts tagged with CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art

Behind the lens of renowned Iranian cinematographers

17 October, 2018


Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Kiarostami and Shirdel are going to London

Art and Culture group: Mona Khosheghal, the director of CAMA Gallery announced a photo exhibition by filmmakers which presents the artworks of Kamran Shirdel and Abbas Kiarostami at CAMA Gallery in London.

19 September, 2018


Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

Iranian Photography Comes to London for the First Time

‘Photography is the mother of cinema.’ said the late Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami once. He should know a thing or two, about a thing or two, for Abbas Kiarostami’s sophisticated artistic legacy was the first the allowed us to truly catch a glimpse into the reality of those living in a country under strict political restrictions.

15 September, 2018


THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Panel discussion at the CAMA Gallery, London

07 September, 2018


Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

Opens 7 September Exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers at CAMA Gallery of Iranian art ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.

04 September, 2018


London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

London gallery to display photos by Iranian filmmaker

TEHRAN – The London branch of CAMA – Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery, will be hosting an exhibition of photos by a number of prestigious Iranian filmmakers during September.

31 August, 2018


Time Lapse Art Map London

Time Lapse Art Map London

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by 7 prestigious Iranian film directors.

31 August, 2018


Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

Best Photos Taken by Filmmakers for UK Exhibit Financial Tribune

London branch of Contemporary and Modern Art (CAMA) Gallery is to hold an exhibition of photographs taken by eight respected Iranian cineastes from September 7.

28 August, 2018


Ebrahim Golestan is a fault finding person as well as an artist Kamran Shirdel said

Ebrahim Golestan is a fault finding person as well as an artist Kamran Shirdel said

According to Nooriato magazine’s report: " I respect all the predecessors but, I hate cinema and I have not seen any films for 40 years." Kamran Shirdel, the Iranian documentarian said.

16 July, 2018


CAMA Gallery of Iranian art announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers ArtfixDaily

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by seven prestigious Iranian film directors.

10 July, 2018


Time Lapse Iranian Film in Photography

Time Lapse Iranian Film in Photography

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by seven prestigious Iranian film directors.

22 June, 2018


Showcasing photographs by filmmakers in the Time Lapse exhibition

Showcasing photographs by filmmakers in the Time Lapse exhibition

The Lapse exhibition will be held in CAMA Gallery, by exhibiting photographs by Abbas Kiarostami, Ebrahim Golestan, Kamran Shirdel and Naser Taghvaei from 22nd of June.

19 June, 2018


An exhibition of photographs by well-known Iranian directors

An exhibition of photographs by well-known Iranian directors

The Time Lapse exhibition will be held in CAMA Gallery, from 22nd of June to 1st of July, showcasing photographs by well-known Iranian directors such as Akasbashi, Golesan, Kiarostami, Shirdel, Taghvaei, Barzegar and many more.

18 June, 2018


An exhibition of photographs by Golestan Kiarostami Taghvaei and Shirdel in CAMA Gallery

An exhibition of photographs by Golestan Kiarostami Taghvaei and Shirdel in CAMA Gallery

The Time Lapse Exhibition, by showcasing photos of well-known Iranian directors such as Akasbashi, Golestan, Kiarostami, Shirdel, Taghvaei, Barzegar and many more, will be held in CAMA Gallery.

14 June, 2018