Images of the Iranian Revolution Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York, the oldest and most prestigious Chair in his field. He has taught and delivered lectures in many North and Latin American, European, Arab, and Iranian universities. He is a founding member of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
He has written 20 books, edited 4, and contributed chapters to many more. He is also the author of over 100 essays in major scholarly and peer reviewed journals on subjects ranging from Iranian Studies, comparative literature, and world cinema.
Peter J. Chelkowski, professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. His books include:
Ta`ziyeh: Ritual and Drama in Iran (New York: NYU Press, 1979).
Studies in Art and Literature of the Near East in Honor of Richard Ettinghausen ed. (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1974).
Staging A Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran, co-authored with H. Dabashi, (London: Booth-Clilborn Editions, 1999).
"Community Process and the Performance of Muharram Observances in Trinidad" co-authored with F. Korom, The Drama Review.
Marjane Satrapi (born 22 November 1969 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian-born contemporary graphic novelist, illustrator, animated film director, and children's book author. Apart from her native language Persian, she speaks English, Swedish, German, French and Italian.
Bahman Jalali graduated in Economics from Melli University in Tehran, then started his career as a photographer with Tamasha Magazine in 1972.
He is best known for his documentary photographs from Iranian Revolution in 1979 and from the Iran-Iraq war, but after the revolution he focused more on teaching photography at Iranian Universities than practicing it.
He was the curator of Iran's first museum of photography and inspired a generation of emerging Iranian photographers.
Carlos Steward, MFA U. of Guanjuato, Mexico, has been involved in Arts Curation and Programming since 1974. As Executive Director of the Contemporary Arts Center New York, and in North Carolina, he has been responsible for interdisciplinary programs that range from the Anne Frank Exhibit of Amsterdam to directing international film festivals. He is currently the owner of the Courtyard Gallery in Asheville, NC and Director of the non-profit SPVVA, Inc.
Anonymous Artists: The 140 posters to be exhibited are mostly by unknown artists whose lives would have been at risk had their names been associated with the images