Friday 28th October 2016
​Sara Shamsavari - British Photographic artist as part of Brighton's 'The Dandy Lion Project' Talk and Tour
@ Magazine Brighton 6pm - 7pm

Sara Shamsavari is a British photographic artist of Iranian heritage who's vibrant and emotive images address current social and cultural concerns. Her works have exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, public and political spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), The Royal Festival Hall (London), Espace Pierre Cardin (Paris) and Rush Arts Gallery (New York). Her work, exhibitions and profile have featured multiple times across various media and publications including BBC1, ITN, Sky 1, Monocle24, The Guardian, New York Times, Elle, i-D and Dazed & Confused.

As the Biennial draws to a close Sara will share her ideas on art and transformation and talk about photography as an instrument for social change in the context of her experiences as an artist creating and exhibiting socially concious work internationally. Shamsavari's portraits for curator Shantrelle P. Lewis' "The Dandy Lion Project" are on view across multiple venues in Brighton's City Centre as part of Photoworks Brighton Biennial (including Magazine Brighton). If you'd like to join the tour of the Dandy trail before the talk please meet at our shop for 4pm.

Dandy Lion Trail Tour: 4pm meet at Magazine Brighton
Talk starts: 6pm - 7pm at Magazine Brighton

Please RSVP events@magazinebrighton.com and specify if you would like to come to either the tour, talk or both.


THE DANDY LION PROJECT

BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNIAL 2016

Several works by British photographer Sara Shamsavari have been selected by curator Shantrelle P.Lewis to exhibit at multiple venues in Brighton as part of the European debut of The Dandy LionProject at Brighton Biennial. The exhibition seeks to distinguish global expressions of the BlackDandy phenomenon against the backdrop of contemporary life. The exhibition presents more than150 images from over thirty photographers and filmmakers. The first comprehensive exhibition of itskind, this project highlights young men in cityscapes, defying stereotypical and monolithicunderstandings of Black male identity, by adopting Edwardian-era fashion and fusing this withtraditional African sartorial sensibilities.

Shamsavari’s celebrated images of sartorial men are described as “revealing the power of fashionand art to change our perceptions of the world. On the surface, her work captures the cool and thechic, the people who embrace the power of aesthetic elegance... a closer reading revealsShamsavari’s portraits create a connection between her subjects and the world, acting as a portal to a land where dignity and respect are the basis on which our humanity is met” (Crave) CuratorShantrelle Lewis who started The Dandy Lion Project in 2010 states “I have been a long time fan ofSara Shamsavari’s work. She engages her subjects and captures the whimsical and colourful aspectsof dandyism that make us all enthralled with her images of the U.K.’s most sartorial gentlemen”.Shamsavari has been photographing British, European and American dandies for the project since2013 and is considered among the most prolific of the artists involved.

Following acclaimed showings at Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago and Museum ofAfrican Diaspora – San Francisco, this European premiere of The Dandy Lion Project will also includea digital element featuring vintage family and archive images from a special call–out. A bookaccompanying the exhibition will be published by Aperture in Spring 2017.

October 1st-30th 2016 Brighton Biennial

University of Brighton Galleries, 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm,Sun 10am-4pm free
October 7th 6.30-7.30pm - Panel Discussion
Sara and the sartorial gentlemen featured in her images will be discussing all things dandy. freeOctober 8th 2pm- Artist Tour

Shamsavari’s images will be displayed throughout Brighton and she will be giving a walking tour. free 


DANDY LION: (RE)ARTICULATING BLACK MASCULINE IDENTITY

APR 27, 2016-SEP 18, 2016

MoAD ( MUSEUM OF AFRICAN DIASPORA, SAN FRANCISCO)

Several works by Sara Shamsavari have been selected by curator Shantrelle P. Lewis and are on view at San Francisco's MoAD as part of Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating BlackMasculine Identity. The exhibition seeks to distinguish the contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture.

The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity provides an exploration of a popular conversation in nuanced contemporary sartorial expressions and the fluidity of cis-gender Black male masculinity. As a statement, it is not definitive. It is provocative and inquisitive – meant to provoke, indulge and glorify.

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MEET THE ARTIST: SARA SHAMSAVARI

TALK I SCREENING I Q&A

23.03.16.

AFRICA CENTRE



BRITAIN RETOLD- A PORTRAIT OF LONDON

Extended  Exhibition ( February 2015- March 2016)

TRICYCLE THEATRE

With the World Premiere of John Hollingworth’s Multitudes in the Tricycle Theatre, we’re delighted to host acclaimed artist Sara Shamsavari’s solo exhibition Britain Retold which will be on extended view from February 2015

Britain Retold is an ongoing body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within one of the country’s most international, rapidly changing cities, London – themes closely mirrored in Multitudes.


RESIGNIFICATIONS

May 29th -November 26th 2015

MUSEO BARDINI, GALERIA BIAGIOTTI +VILLA LA PIETRA, FLORENCE, ITALY

Works from Shamsavari’s Veil Series and The Dandy Lion Project have been selected for inclusion in ReSignifications alarge scale exhibition curated by Awam Ampka and NYU. The works will be on view across three venues Other featured artists include Daniele Tamagni, Hassan Hajjaj, Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas.

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LONDON VEIL/PARIS VEIL/NYC VEIL

PREVIEW: 2nd November 6pm

2nd -14th November 2015

LIBRARY

The series’ LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL form a captivating solo exhibition by artist Sara Shamsavari exclusively on view at LIBRARY in Covent Garden from Nov 2nd-14th. The Veil series highlights young muslim women in these urban cities by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles.

The Preview will take place on at 6pm on Monday November 2nd. The artist will deliver a talk and be signing limited edition box sets . RSVP: bookeeper@lib-rary.com

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ARTIST TALK: SARA SHAMSAVARI: ART, IDENTITY+TRANSFORMATION

28th October 6-8.30PM

As part of *Black History Festival, artist Sara Shamsavari will be a special guest speaker at London College of Communication to discuss "ART IDENTITY + TRANSFORMATION" as explored through her internationally acclaimed works produced and exhibited in London and other major culture capitals across the globe.

Join us at 6.30pm - 8.30 at London College of Communication. Presentation followed by Q&A including drinks reception.

This event is supported by University of the Arts London, Let's do Lunch - The Urban Guide Network, and Suarts: University of the Arts Students' Union

FREE event. ALL welcome. Booking essential via Eventbrite

*Black is inclusive of African, Asian, Carribbean and Middle Eastern heritage.

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INSPIRE THROUGH ARTS (ARTIST TALK + PANEL DISCUSSION)

September 10th 2015, 6pm

BERNIE GRANTS ARTS CENTRE, LONDON

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GOOD GIRLS EAT DINNER (ARTIST TALK)

September 2nd 2015, 7.45pm

KINGS HEAD MEMBERS CLUB, LONDON

Four inspirational GOOD GIRLS will share their experiences and advice over 3 delicious courses. Speakers ALISON JACKSON, AMANDA FOSTER FRANCES ROYLE, SARA SHAMSAVARI 

Hosted by Jo Wallace - writer, director & creative director.

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NCM Exposed

17th July-28th August 2015

PHOTOFUSION, LONDON

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SYMPOSIUM:DANDYLION:{RE}ARTICULATING BLACK MASCULINITY (PANEL DISCUSSION)

10th April 2015, 2-6pm 

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CHICAGO

Curator Shantrelle P Lewis in discussion with The Dandy Lion Project's contributing artists Rose Callahan, Sara Shamsavari, Ruddy Roye, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and designer and model Ignacio Quiles.

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DANDY LION: (RE)ARTICULATING BLACKMASCULINE IDENTITY

9th April- 12th July 2015

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CHICAGO

Several works by Sara Shamsavari have been selected by curator Shantrelle P. Lewis and are on view Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography from April 9th - July 12th as part of Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating BlackMasculine Identity. The exhibition seeks to distinguish the contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind,this project highlights young men in city-landscapeswho defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. Sara’s images include a twelve foot mural, and twelve additional portraits ofBritish and European Black Dandies as well as a video installation that documents participants of her work and theirperspectives on Black Dandyism and style. Other featured artists include Daniele Tamagni, Rose Callahan and RuddyRoye. 

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BRITAIN RETOLD- A PORTRAIT OF LONDON (ARTIST TALK)

28th March 2015

 6.30pm – 7.15pm 

TRICYCLE THEATRE, LONDON


Currently exhibiting at the Tricycle Theatre, Britain Retold is an ongoing body of photographic work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within one of the country’s most international, rapidly changing cities, London. In this FREE introductory talk, Sara Shamsavari details the project, its inspiration and impact as well as presenting additional images to those currently on display at the Tricycle. 

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WOMEN + ISLAM (PANEL DISCUSSION)

11th March 7PM

TRICYCLE THEATRE, LONDON

Panellists discuss women's place in Islam, women and jihadism and islam and Feminism. Chaired by Tazeen Ahmad.

Julie Bindel – writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice for Women
Emily Hughes – director/ producer of BBC 3’s “Make Me A Muslim: What brings women to faith?”
Leyla Hussein – Psychotherapist and anti-FGM campaigner
Nasreen Rehman – Chair, British Muslims for Secular Democracy.
Sara Shamsavari – Artist, creator of ‘London/ Paris & NYC Veil Series’ (Southbank Centre)

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WOW:CHANGING MINDS AND SYSTEMS (TALK + PANEL DISCUSSION)

March 4th 2014

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON

Session Lead: Delia Barker

Speakers: Anna Zecharia, Sara Shamsavari, Jo Wallace

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LONDON VEIL/PARIS VEIL/NYC VEIL

1st-29th March 2015

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON

The series’ LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL form a captivating solo exhibition by artist Sara Shamsavari

Southbank Centre's WOW - Women of the World Festival 15 and in on view at the Royal Festival Hall from1st-29th March The series highlights young muslim women in these urban cities by documenting and celebrating theexpression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles.

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STYLE IN ART (TALK + PANEL DISCUSSION)

21st Feb 2015 3pm

50 GOLBORNE, LONDON

As part of  Pierre Christophe Gam's iconic Afropolis event Sara Shamsavari, Samantha Aki and Rich Blk discuss 'Style in Art' looking at some of Shamsavari's images from the International Veil Series and Shantrelle P. Lewis' Dandy Lion Project.

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BRITAIN RETOLD- A PORTRAIT OF LONDON

21st October - 5th November 2014

IITSPIRATION, FOX COURT,LONDON

Britain Retold is a body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within the country’s most international, rapidly changing city, London.




#IITSPIRATION SESSION: SARA SHAMSAVARI

21st October 2015

IITSPIRATION, FOX COURT,LONDON

The #IITSPIRATION Sessions invites some of the most respected figures in the world of media, music and art to share their creative journeys. #IITSPIRATION Artist in Residence Sara Shamsavari will be joining us for an evening of inspiring, in-depth conversation and creative debate. The session will include a presentation, followed by Q&A.The audience will also have the opportunity to view the artist’s series Britain Retold- a Portrait of London which will be on display at the same time.

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BEAUTY UNTOLD-SPEAKING WITHOUT WORDS

8th September 2014

THE FORGE, CAMDEN, LONDON

Piano Improvisation Virtuoso Tom Donald and Artist and Cultural Ambassador, Sara Shamsavari combine forces for a one night only multimedia event of solo piano and striking photographic art.


BRITAIN RETOLD - A PORTRAIT OF LONDON

 27th-28th February 2014

RICH MIX, LONDON,

Britain Retold is a body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within the country’s most international, rapidly changing city, London. A range of viewpoints are presented, from diverse cultural backgrounds and are brought together in an aim to create a singular voice.This acts as a combined reflection of the diversity and freedom of speech that unites them as citizens co-existing within London today.



ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: REPRESENTATION IN ART, HIERARCHY OF POWER.

7th June 2013

18.00 - 22.00

TATE BRITAIN, LONDON

Pull a chair up to the Round Table to discuss representation in art, hierarchy of power and whether art has brought about change? 

Paul Goodwin chairs the discussion throughout the evening guests speakers who have each selected a work of art from the new BP displays include artists Kimathi Donkor, Sara Shamsavari, Daisy O, and Tracey Moberly.

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CHALLENGE CREATIVITY AND CHANGE

29th April 2013, 7pm

APPLE STORE, 235 REGENT STREET LONDON

Join critically acclaimed artist and photographer Sara Shamsavari as she discusses her journey and work including the London Veil series recently exhibited at Royal Festival Hall and featured on the BBC and news media around the world. Gain insight in to her artistic process through the debut screening of a multi-layered short film by Nada Dahab and Andrew Seot that seeks to represent and document the artists vision.


BRITAIN RETOLD- A PORTRAIT OF LONDON

(ARTIST TALK  & Q&A)

23rd April  2013

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Artist Sara Shamsavari speaks to Sociology students studying  Multi-Cultural London at Syracuse about Britain Retold- A Portrait of London. Britain Retold is a body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is perceived within the country’s most international, rapidly changing city, London.


LONDON VEIL

8th-10th March 2013

WOW FESTIVAL.ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE, BELVEDERE RD,

London Veil is an exciting body of work by photographic artist Sara Shamsavari. The series seeks to give prominence to young muslim women in London by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles. Images from the series will be exhibited for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank's Women of the World (WOW) Festival an annual global festival celebrating women's achievements across the world.


CHALLENGE, CREATIVITY + CHANGE ( ARTIST TALK)

8th March 2013

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON

WOW Bites 1: Sara Shamsavari

WOW Bites are little talks and inspiring ideas, achievements, obsessions, stories, performances or manifestos and everything in between. Each one is completely different – come and take a chance. Sara Shamsavari will be speaking on London Veil, showing on the Clore Ballroom floor throughout WOW – Challenges, Creativity and Change.

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BEAUTY UNTOLD-PORTRAITS FROM THE STREET

31st January 2013

MEWE 360,  INGENIOUS MEDIA , LONDON

Beauty Untold is a series of portraits that embrace the uncelebrated beauty that exists in everyday people and situations. The exhibition exists to unveil the untold beauty that is present among a diversity of individuals largely ignored by mainstream culture, or otherwise represented in a false or negative light. These striking portraits expose the raw, vibrant and natural appeal of “the street” through a unique empathy shared by the viewer and the viewed. A selection of portraits will be on display as part of tonights MEWE Exchange.


AMPS

7th December 2012- 18th January

PHOTOFUSION, LONDON

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CREATIVE QUESTION TIME CR8NET

24th April 2012

ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON

Cr8net organised by CIDA is a high visibility platform for leaders in the creative and cultural sector to debate the state of the industry, to highlight opportunities, to face down challenges and to offer resolutions. Bringing together leaders in the sector from across the globe, the event promises to be one of the most significant gatherings of industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses ever held.

Matthew Taylor RSA will be chairing Creative Question time a panel discussing the Creative industries. Sara Shamsavari, Hasan Bakhshi, Paul Kirkman, Pim Baxter and Araceli Camargo all share their thoughts in the area of discussion.

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ARTIST PRESENTATION + Q&A

GUARDIAN OPEN WEEKEND

24th March 2012

THE GUARDIAN KINGS PLACE, 90 YORK WAY LONDON N1 9GU

HOW I DID IT Speakers

Doc Brown-comedian ,Sara Shamsavari-artist, Charlie Sloth-hip hop artist

Event
Inspirational speakers talk about their life and work.


HOW TO MAKE A PHOTOGRAPH TELL A STORY

GUARDIAN OPEN WEEKEND

24TH MARCH 2012

THE GUARDIAN KINGS PLACE, 90 YORK WAY LONDON N1 9GU

Speaker
Sara Shamsavari- artist

Event
Find out how a picture can tell a thousand words and get the chance to photograph the youth event. Participants learn ground rules and tips in photography and then capture events of the day. NB Participants should bring their own cameras. Age 14+


GUEST LECTURE & PORTFOLIO REVIEW 

3rd November 2011

UNIVERSITY FOT THE CREATIVE ARTS (UCA) EPSOM, LONDON

Sara Shamsavari visits UCA to speak about her critically acclaimed works and projects and review student portfolios.


BRITAIN RETOLD- A PORTRAIT OF LONDON

13th December 2010 - 4th January 2011

CITY HALL, THE QUEEN’S WALK, LONDON
 SE1 2AA

Britain Retold is a body of work which reveals individual perspectives on British identity and how it is percieved within the country’s most international, rapidly changing city, London. A range of viewpoints are presented, from diverse cultural backgrounds and are brought together to form an exhibition, in an aim to create a singular voice.This acts as a combined reflection of the diversity and freedom of speech that unites them as citizens co-existing within London today.



CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS

22nd October 2010 

2.30 – 4pm

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

Organised by the Enterprise Centre for Creative arts (ECCA) + University of Arts

Using traditions and influences from either your own cultural heritage or other cultures can give you a unique selling point for your creative business both in terms of promotion and production. It allows you to celebrate and re-introduce traditional ideas that are waiting to be rediscovered.
We’re bringing together a selection of successful creatives from a variety of cultures to tell you more about how they have adopted this technique and applied it to their practice, creating a distinctive identity for their business or work in a crowded marketplace.

ABENA POKUAA
SARA SHAMSAVARI SROOP SUNAR
ANDREW RAMROOP OBE


CAPTURE BROOKLYN

24th October - 15th November 2010

POWERHOUSE ARENA, 37 MAIN STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11201

Capture Brooklyn is a new initiative by the New York Photo Festival, is an exhibition of contemporary photography that seeks to capture the spirit and essence of Brooklyn as a way of promoting and celebrating New York-based photographers.


I LOVE AMERICA

5th - 22nd May 2009

STUDIO 55
EN RESIDENCE CHEZ PIERRE CARDIN
 3, 5 ET 9 RUE DU DURAS 75008 PARIS

DATES: 5th - 22nd May 2010

I Love America. Regards américains, regards sur l'Amérique.

L'Amérique, terre d'opportunités et mère patrie du graffiti, a longtemps été une source d'inspiration pour les artistes du monde entier. Grâce à la puissance de sa culture exportée via le cinéma et la télévision ou à travers les icônes populaires que sont les super-héros de bandes dessinées les grandes marques commerciales, l'impact sur le public de tout ce qui est américain ne cesse de croître et de se propager.

L'exposition de groupe I Love America vise à marier les œuvres d'artistes américains (Jonone, Jaya Bludeau, Native, Quik, Ezo, Paul Santoleri et Keith Haring) et européens (Speedy Graphito, YZ, ZEVS, Dizer, Alberto Vejarano, Cyril Anguelidis, Nick Walker, Sara Shamsavari, Zachary Havas, Studio 21bis, Kathy Wolff, Nicolas Moreau et Sébastien Le Guen) dans une évocation douce-amère des États-Unis.


Le vernissage aura lieu mercredi 5 Mai 2010 de 18h à 21h.


ARTIST TALK

16th November 2009

APPLE STORE, 235 REGENT STREET, LONDON

DATE: NOVEMBER 16TH 2009 7PM

Acclaimed photographer and musician Sara Shamsavari discusses how the mac helps her to bridge the gap between high art and the community.


LOVE IN THE SKY

30th June-15th July 2009

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON

"Love in the Sky" was created in 2007 by Toni Castells with the intention of bringing together a group of young and emerging artists to collaborate on capturing the essence of love through an image. The exhibition will launch on the 30th of June of 2009 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Participating artists are Colin Barnes, Matt Black, Rudy de Belgeonne, Johnny Blue Eyes, Nigel Burnett Hodd, Ned Conran, Liz Dalton, Goldie, Gary Harvey, Eleanor Lyndsay-Finn, Max Lowry, Bruno Maag, Munir Malik, Hoda Mazloomian, Natalie Meyjes, Ben Moore, Jody Norbury, Paul Persky, Dan Prescott, Petroc Sesti, Sara Shamsavari, Baccara Smart, Stedhead, Zak Walters, Leah Wood, Ada Zanditon. The exhibition has been realised in collaboration with the Lottery fund and Nueluxe.

The works of art created, always in collaboration, will be auctioned by ex- Sotheby's and Christie's Auctioneer Terence Rodriguez to raise funds for Coram, a charity who's been providing better chances for underprivileged children since 1739.

Opening: 30th June 2009


LOVE IS CHANGE

9th-22th February 2009

CARNABY POP UP GALLERY
 63 BROADWICK STREET LONDON W1

In this compelling new exhibition Sara Shamsavari combines photography and the written word to reveal and celebrate love in its many manifestations.

We are living in an uncertain time of change – social, political and economic – but throughout these shifts and upheavals, love endures as a constant force - itself a driver of change. Love has the power to change the way we think, feel and live today.




BEAUTY UNTOLD-PORTRAITS FROM THE STREET

 1st-14th December 2008

TOPSHOP FLAGSHIP STORE GALLERY SPACE -1 538-540 OXFORD ST LONDON

+ 44 20 7499 0434

Beauty Untold is a series of portraits that embrace the uncelebrated beauty that exists in everyday people and situations. The exhibition exists to unveil the untold beauty that is present among a diversity of individuals largely ignored by mainstream culture, or otherwise represented in a false or negative light. These striking portraits expose the raw, vibrant and natural appeal of “the street” through a unique empathy shared by the viewer and the viewed.

Private View: Monday 1st December 6-9pm


FATHERS BROTHERS +SONS

 26th October- 31st November 2008

BAR MUSIC HALL 134 CURTAIN ROAD LONDON
EC2 3AR

Fathers, Brothers and Sons is a photographic exhibition dedicated to men of black and ethnic backgrounds in honour and celebration of the unsung heroes and positive role models that exist within black and minority communities. “Fathers Brothers and Sons” exists to highlight and pay homage to the extraordinary strength of men who are largely ignored or misrepresented in mainstream culture. The images extend beyond those of fathers, grandfathers, sons, brothers and lovers to a exploration of their roles in our communities as businessmen, sports men, fashion designers, musicians and writers. This exhibition is supported by The Princes Trust in association with Swing Baby and The Creative Cycle.

OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 26TH 8PM


MOVING MOUNTAINS

7th + 8th June 2008

APT GALLERY, LONDON

In April 2008, young artists brought the sounds and stories of London to Mauritius. They travelled with arts professionals from The Midi Music Company, Sensible Music and WAC Performing Arts & Media College to deliver a series of workshops in creative writing, singing, dance and drama, and to help Pentakruz Entertainment Association establish an eco friendly recording studio and arts academy on Mont Brisee mountain.Young British photographer Sara Shamsavari travelled with them to document and interpret the exchange creating the exhibition Moving Mountains.


POSITIVITY ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION

28th June 4-5PM

RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION DANNY SIMMONS’ CORRIDOR GALLERY, NEW YORK

+001 718 230 502

Featuring Sara Shamsavari, Natasha Daniel, Che Kothari, Russel Frederick and Akintola Hanif. Moderated by Danny Simmons and Talib Kweli



POSITIVITY

22nd June - 26th July 2008

RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION DANNY SIMMONS’ CORRIDOR GALLERY, NEW YORK

+001 718 230 502

Art and Photography are universal languages that transcend race, colour and creed. Positivity is a thought provoking exhibitn, created for the purpose of bringing young photographers together from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This project allows them to share their interpretation of POSITIVITY, something we so urgently need at a time when there are so many questionable events taking place around the world.

Historically art has been used to address social activism and bring about awareness. The artists in this exhibition represent the new generation of visionaries that have the talent and ability to bring about a better world.

JAMEL SHABAZZ, CURATOR

ARTIST RECEPTION: JUNE 22ND 4-7
With musical performance.

ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION
JUNE 28TH 4-5PM
Moderated by Danny Simmons and Talib Kweli

GALLERY HOURS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY : NOON-6PM or by appointment



YOU BELONG TO ME

8-20th August 2003

CATTO CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, LONDON EC2A 4QS

You Belong to me comprises of the photographic works of Danny Treacy and Sara Shamsavari. The discrepancy between our longing for intimacy and our actual every day interactions is a phenomenon that continually rears its ugly head. To express ones loneliness, fears or confusion is a shameless act of self indulgence, a 21st century taboo right up there with the rejects from Popstars. With the monopolising of cultural landscape courtesy of celebrity obsessions and consumer trends what happens to our ’sense’ of community and our desire for intimacy? This is a question that THE 25 SURVIVORS (creative studio and visual collective) comprising here of two artists are not so much answering as exploding in to Catto Contemporary’s newest exhibition.

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BODYCRAZE

7-31st May 2003

SELFRIDGES & CO, LONDON + MANCHESTER 

Sara Shamsavari is a young British photographer of Iranian origin. Known for her raw and vibrant photographs of street culture Sara’s work has been featred and published in i-D , Touch Graphotism and the Big Issue.

Friom May 7- 31st Sara’s portraits celebrating the diverse staff who work within Selfridges will be on display in Selfridges Oxford Street. Over two months Sara has photographed the staff from Selfridges stores in Manchester, London and offices in Leicester. Her exhibition features 50 members of staff and forms part of Selfridges Body Craze festival which takes place in May.

For further information contact Claire Wakelin on +44 20 7318 3427


DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

9th-16th May

CAMBERWELL CENTENARY GALLERY, LONDON SE5


PRIVATE VIEW: THURSDAY 8TH MAY 6-8PM

This exhibition explores the work of three recently graduated students showing how their work at college developed in to three extraordinary journeys. Although different the work of the three women artists, Sarah Broadley, Sue Mcqueen and Sara Shamsavari is linked by a strong sense of documentary storytelling.



ARTIST TALK

14th April

CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Sara Shamsavari speaks to current students at Camberwell about her experiences since graduating including shooting for i-D magazine and producing an exhibition for Selfridges & Co.


STREET PORTRAITS

9th- 23rd January

THIS WAY UP GALLERY, LONDON


KINGSTON FOCUS 2000

7th April -12th May 2001

KINGSTON MUSEUM, LONDON

Liz Gardner Charles Marriot Paul Stafford

With additional photographic contributions from:

Roger Brown Sara Shamsavari

This exhibition is a record of life in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and has been carried out by a small group of photographers working throughout the year of 2000.

The aim of the project was to produce positive, unbiased spontaneous images, not to comment but to mirror. The exhibition is a visual chronicle- a diary through which having edited a vast number of photographs, has merged the work of each of the photographers in to a whole: careful study, however will reveal their own individual style.

PRIVATE VIEW : 6TH APRIL 7PM MUSEUM OPENING TIMES:

MONDAY-SATURDAY 10am-5pm
MUSEUM CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY


SUBURBS V CITY

7th-13th January 2000

Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London

Photographs by Sara Shamsavari exploring the contrast between suburb and city experience.


Using Format