This paper is concerned with Shirin Neshat, an Iranian-American artist who is known for her work in photography, film and video installations. Neshat uses paradoxical images and ideas to create a powerful emotional impact. Her work often focuses on themes about the condition of women in Islamic societies and the misconceptions that Westerners have about women in Middle East cultures. Includes 10 images. TAGS: art film photography women Islam Iran. Turabian Style with Endnotes. 10 pages, 27 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 2,325 words.
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