Inside Iran

Walking around the streets of Tehran or Shiraz feels more like being in Europe than the Middle East. For the series Inside Iran Photos I spent 2 weeks travelling around the country, meeting people, seeing ancient sites and witnessing the Shia celebration of Hussein.

A flower seller in the Armenian quarter of Esphahan in Iran
Old man selling flowers in Esphahan, Iran

Go as far as you can see and when you get there you’ll be able to see further. Persian Proverb.

A camel about to sacrificed at Ashura in Iran
Camel being prepared for sacrifice at Ashura celebration in Yazd, Iran

Ashura celebrates the death of Hussein, the most revered figure in Shia Islam.

Teenager watching an Ashura procession, Yazd, Iran
A young boy watching an Ashura procession

From the choking streets of Tehran to the quiet calm of the old city of Yazd.

A couple walking through the streets of Yazd, Iran
Wandering the alleys and passage ways of Yazd

The country is changing. The people are changing. In history there has always been change in Persia and now as modern day Iran, it continues.

Advertising hoarding photo iran
Conservative and liberal

This series went on to be exhibited at Somos Gallery in Berlin.

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