Artist from Iran wins Sophie von La Roche award
bbc / Karen Zarindast
13-Mar-2012 (2 comments)

The Iranian artist and a political and human rights activist Parastou Forouhar has won this year's prestigious Sophie von La Roche award in Germany.

She received the award for her striking pictures which challenge assumptions about gender and identity.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Mariam Ansari.

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I'm very happy for her. She

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I'm very happy for her. She deserves it.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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