This first gallery contains photos of Persis Karim at readings, lectures, and with fellow artists, writers, and San Jose State University students. I pride myself on being a person who wears many hats and these photos show me with people and in processes that I love–reading, speaking, and sharing ideas and information about which I am passionate.
2017 Outstanding Professor at San Jose State University
Persis Karim at George Washington University, February 9, 2017
Persis Karim at Event Paying Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Abbas Kiarostami, February 16, 2017, Hammer Theatre, San Jose (photo credit: Diaspora Arts Connection)
Performance of “Together Tea” play at SJSU with Marjan Kamali, Matthew Spangler, Persis Karim, and Leyla Modirzadeh
Together Tea Q & A with Marjan Kamali, Leyla Modirzadeh, Persis Karim, and Matthew Spangler
Persis Karim introduces “Together Tea” — a play she produced at SJSU
Persis Karim with Taraneh Hemami
Firuzeh Mahmoudi with Persis Karim at Engaging Iran and the Iranian Diaspora Conference, October 21, 2016, San Jose State University
Persis Karim and Anita Amirrezvani (co-editors of Tremors)
Persis Karim at “Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora Conference” at SJSU, April 2014
Persis Karim with artist Mona Shomali (artist who painted cover of Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers)
Persis Karim with Arash Saedinia at San Jose State University, “Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora” conference
Persis Karim speaking at Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora Conference, April 2014, San Jose State University
Persis Karim with graduating SJSU students Ume Naqvi (l) and Chris Suard (r).
With Iranian-American writers (l to r) at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, March 2014: Porochista Khakpour, Persis Karim, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Marjan Kamali, and Anita Amirrezvani.
Persis Karim at San Jose State University Norouz concert, March 2014
Professor Jaleh Pirnazar, Shirindokht Nourmanesh, and Persis Karim (l to r) at “Jews of Iran” Lecture, February 2014
Persis Karim (l) reads and discusses Iranian-American fiction with Salar Abdoh, Dalia Sofer, Anita Amirrezvani, and Nahid Mozzaferi at the Asia Society in New York City, December 2013.
Love and Pomegranates reading at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library October 2013 (l to r: Farnaz Fatemi, Jasmin Darznik, Persis Karim, Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Azin Arefi, and Brian Appleton)
Reading at the San Diego Public Library, September 2013
Persis Karim with (left to right) Sheila Milani, Parissa Milani Modarres, and Parisa Farrohi at reading for Tremors, 2013
This gallery showcases my own amateur photography; it contains photos of people, places, and things I encounter in my daily life on walks, on trips, and in daily interactions in my local community in Berkeley. I believe these pictures speak to my concern with paying attention and noticing beauty and detail of things around me. I hope you enjoy them! If you’d like to use one of my photos, please contact me on my contact page. I ask only that you give me photo credit.
Mushrooms at Golden Gate Park, December 2014