BEFORE, DURING, AFTER
Series of Nine Posters
The third series of posters I designed represent the oppression and defeat that the supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi felt after Basijis started killing the innocent protestors. However, influenced by the revolutionary movements in North Africa and the Middle East, in early 2011, I decided to complete the series with positive thinking and a sense of hope that someday the people of Iran will gain the freedom they truly deserve.
The photograph in the poster above, which I captured myself, shows the hand of a young man filled with blood. I took many shots inside and outside the studio with natural and artificial lights in order to get the photograph, which I eventually chose for this poster. The gesture of the hand makes a strong statement; offering proof that although many protestors lost their lives, the movement is still alive and the protestors will bravely stand until they reach the freedom for which they are fighting. The black boxes around the wrist signify the lack of freedom. The wall as the background helps create a sense of texture, distress, and decay, similar to David Carson’s works.