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Iranian Gallery Drops Out of AIPAD Fair Due to Trump’s Travel Ban


Bahman Jalali

Bahman Jalali, from the series “Iran-Iraq War.” Courtesy Ag Galerie Tehran.

Ag Galerie, the first ever Iranian dealer to participate in the Association of International Photography Art Dealers’ (AIPAD) Photography Show, has pulled out of the fair due to the travel ban signed by President Donald Trump to target citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, reports the New York Times.

“Due to the recent travel ban and the uncertainty of international travel from countries identified in the ban, Ag Galerie, Tehran, is unable to participate in the Photography Show this year,” reads a note from the gallery on its page on the fair website.