The Earth’s Visual Diary

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The Earth’s Visual Diary: What if The Earth could make a visual diary out of its observations? Exile makes you feel apart and attached to nowhere and … is your home and you observe everywhere. Paperback – August 14, 2014
by Kianoush Ramezani (Author, Illustrator, Cover Design)

What if The Earth could make a visual diary out of its observations?… I always have this image of the Earth observing everything. Exile makes you feel apart and attached to nowhere and everywhere, no country and no border. Then you feel the Earth is your home and you observe everywhere. This is the concept of this book as the first collection of my drawings created between 2010 and 2014. I categorized them according to their theme, Human Rights, World conflicts, Peace, Information Technology and Environment.

About the Author
Kianoush Ramezani has lived in France since 2009 as a political refugee. He fled Iran because of his involvement in Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and the Green Movement, which led the surge of anti-government protest after the 2009 presidential election. The regime countered with a wave of raids and arrests. As founder of Iran’s first independent cartoonists’ association in defiance of the pro-government cartooning mainstream, Ramezani found that even fellow cartoonists had become his enemies. A cartoonist lives two parallel lives, says Ramezani: he is both a journalist and a visual artist. Cartooning also has the power to go beyond the news, and make a point or propose solutions in an accessible way. But this is possible only in a society where the political cartoonist can work freely without fear of repercussions. He has curated many exhibitions both in Iran and France, including the Exile International Cartoon Expo in Paris and SKETCH FREEDOM International Cartoon Expo in Gothenburg. His cartoons have appeared regularly on Iranian websites, and in European media such as Courrier International and Arte. He received the First International Editorial Cartoon Prize in 2012 from Kofi Annan and the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Kianoush Ramezani’s website: www.kianoushs.com

Biography
Kianoush Ramezani has lived in France since 2009 as a political refugee. He fled Iran because of his involvement in Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and the Green Movement, which led the surge of anti-government protest after the 2009 presidential election. The regime countered with a wave of raids and arrests. As founder of Iran’s first independent cartoonists’ association in defiance of the pro-government cartooning mainstream, Ramezani found that even fellow cartoonists had become his enemies.
A cartoonist lives two parallel lives, says Ramezani: he is both a journalist and a visual artist. Cartooning also has the power to go beyond the news, and make a point or propose solutions in an accessible way. But this is possible only in a society where the political cartoonist can work freely without fear of repercussions.

Product Details

Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500848018
ISBN-13: 978-1500848019
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

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