ExhibitionDec 12, 2023-Nov 24, 2024


Photo: © Reihane Taravati

The Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition is a captivating encounter with Narges Mohammadi and the women fighting for freedom and human rights in Iran.

"Zan – Zendegi – Azadi. Woman – life – freedom." This is how Berit Reiss-Andersen, Head of the Nobel Committee, opened the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize 2023, using the slogan of the demonstrators who have been fighting for women's rights in the streets of Iran since September last year. A few hours later, the same refrain could be heard behind the walls of Evin prison in Tehran, where the laureate Narges Mohammadi and the other inmates in the women's section celebrated the award.

The Peace Prize Exhibition, which is also named after this slogan, tells the story of Narges Mohammadi through her own words and images. From her prison cell in Iran, the Nobel laureate has written texts exclusively for the exhibition. Ten memories of events that have meant a lot to her and that she wanted to share with the visitors to the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition. She talks about the first time she heard the words “execution” and “torture”, and about the pain she felt the last time she was separated from her children. The memories are displayed on yellow lanterns, hanging from the roof in the exhibition. The images from Narges Mohammadi's life are borrowed from her family.

The exhibition also showcases photo projects by six female Iranian photographers who have documented women's struggle for life and freedom in Iran from 1979 to the present.

Selected photograpies

«In turn»

The twines of a plait are refered to as pichesh-e-moo in Farsi, meaning the turn and fold of hair. The project was a response to the uprising following the death of Mahsa Jina Amini in 2022. The photo series is both a tribute to and a testament of collective action and collective grief

Imaginary CD cover for for Sahar in Casparian Sea, Mauhmubad, Iran 2011. C Magnum Photo.


The project "Listen" focuses on women singers who are not allowed to perform solo or produce their own music due to the Islamic regulations in effect since the 1979 revolution. The photo is part of a series of imaginary CD cases that for now will remain empty.

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