Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
, Hannah Darabi

Hannah Darabi
Engelhab Street

1While its 2020 Festival iteration is currently postponed, we are pleased to share a selection of titles in this virtual version of the Photobook Lab, a program comprised of a curated reading room focused on long-term projects and investigative journalism. It features classic and contemporary titles by Canadian and international artists and photographers tackling complex subjects through research, collaboration, and innovative forms of documentation. This initiative is inspired by Spanish artist Laia Abril’s exhibition A History of Misogyny Chapter Two: On Rape, which will be presented at CONTACT Gallery later this year.


Hannah Darabi
Enghelab Street | A Revolution through Books: Iran 1979 – 1983
Spector and Le Bal

Enghelab Street presents a well-mined variety of photographic and propaganda books published during the time when freedom of speech prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime. The following are selected spreads from the book.

For more context, watch the following interview with Hannah Darabi on France24.


Further Reading
Interview with Hannah Darabi on American Suburb X