LACMA Presents 32 Images of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi, featuring thirty-two images taken in 1976 during Elizabeth Taylor’s first and only visit to Iran. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, today a successful Hollywood photographer but then a recent art school graduate just learning his craft. Iran provided an exotic and engaging locale for Taylor, a tireless global wanderer still at the height of her fame. For Zahedi, who had left Iran as a child and only returned twice before, this was a reintroduction to his own country, which he experienced not only through the camera lens but through Taylor’s eyes. This visit in 1976, prior to the Islamic Revolution, proved to be his last to the country of his birth. The exhibition is on view until June 12, 2011. Shown together here