‘LAYERS: The Art of Hadi Salehi's Photography’

Duration: 26 minutes
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Through a series of captivating conversations with the artist, and an exploration of Hadi Salehi's experimental photography process, BAFTA nominated director Bita Shafipour maps out visual creativity.
LAYERS portrays the poetic style of Hadi Salehi’s analog photography. Through a series of captivating conversations with the artist, and an exploration of his experimental process, BAFTA nominated director Bita Shafipour taps into Hadi’s layers of consciousness and maps out a visual narrative of the creativity that shapes his rich and diverse body of work. Using Hadi’s photographs and archival film footage, captured in dozens of countries and including thousands of subjects, this art film visualizes Hadi’s life as an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles, dodging the Iranian Revolution, surviving the post Hostage Crisis ICE raids and deportations, and finally becoming an accomplished artist in a city where he has been capturing stories and making images over the past four decades. Shot primarily on 16mm film, Shafipour aims to pay tribute to Hadi’s creative process and the art of analog photography through her own analog filmmaking.
Genres: Documentary and Reality, ExperimentalArt
Studio: Bita Shafipour
Produced In: United States
Lead Actors: Hadi Salehi
Nominations: Audience Award

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