August 29, 2008 / Listen to an interview with curator Daniel R. Smith at 2:50 pm on KUOW, 94.9 FM, Seattle, or on the KUOW on-line archive


Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 29, 2008 / Read an opinion piece written by curator Daniel R. Smith published in the P-I's editorial section


The Stranger

August 28, 2008 / The Stranger's art director Aaron Huffman chose Soha Shirvani and Reyhaneh Sheikhbahaei's poster "Permanent Persian Gulf" as their poster of the week


The Stranger
August 28, 2008 / The Stranger's art critic Jen Graves highlights The Seattle-Tehran Poster Show on page 59 of their Bumbershoot pull-out section in an article entitled "The Diplomat on the Ground, Daniel Smith vs. American Ignorance and Fear." Graves says "There's enough do-gooding art to suffocate a saint at this year's Bumbershoot... But only one man, Daniel Smith, traveled to an epicenter of American fear and ignorance in order to create his exhibition... His exhibitions are more than poster shows, they're trips to places where Americans do not—or cannot—go." read the full article here


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

June 21, 2008 / The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Dorothy Parvaz mentioned the Seattle-Tehran Poster Show in a recent op-ed. "When it comes to fractured U.S.- Iran relations, it's good to know that people are doing what governments refuse to: Communicate and humanize...There's the Seattle-Tehran Poster Show, which will be part of Bumbershoot — curator Dan Smith has been working on it for months since his trip to Iran — and serves as a call to action for us all to be 'citizen diplomats.'" read the full article here


Seattle Sound Magazine

August, 2008 / The upcoming issue of Seattle Sound magazine will feature an interview with curator Daniel R. Smith and an overview of the Bumbershoot exhibit.




Bumbershoot Press Preview / August 26

Bumbershoot Press Preview, Seattle Center's Fidalgo Room, Time TBA


Press Releases

2008 Bumbershoot Show press release
High resolution poster images and exhibit logo are available upon request.


Press Inquiries

Press inquiries are welcome. Seattle curator Daniel R. Smith is available for interviews in person in the Seattle area and by phone. Tehran curator Iman Raad is available for interviews by email.
For more information contact the Seattle-Tehran Poster Show
Additional information also available about Smith's preceding 2007 exhibit, The Seattle-Havana Poster Show