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muntezirbiraderler:

Decoration on the entrance to Imam Hussein (a.s) Shrine

muntezirbiraderler:

Decoration on the entrance to Imam Hussein (a.s) Shrine

reportagebygettyimages:

In Iran, it is forbidden for an unveiled woman to consort with an unrelated man, and yet, off the coast of Qeshm Island, young couples embrace during evening swims. Homosexuality is also illegal, but behind closed doors, gay Iranians smoke, drink, and flirt at discreet house parties.

In all societies there is a contradiction between the law and human behavior, but this disparity exists in sharp relief in Iran. For many Iranians, particularly the young, life finds its fullest expression at the boundaries of official sanction.

See more from Inside Iran, by Reportage by Getty Images

Posted 1 day ago

vwillas8:

Patterns of Iran

Posted 2 days ago

tommielehane:

Visitors, Toudeshk, Iran

tommielehane:

Visitors, Toudeshk, Iran

victorbritto:

Yazd, Iran. January 2014.

victorbritto:

Yazd, Iran. January 2014.

victorbritto:

Yazd, Iran. January 2014.

victorbritto:

Yazd, Iran. January 2014.

na-rumi:

Iran, 2014

na-rumi:

Iran, 2014

bobbycaputo:

Wonderland of IranExamines the Coexisting Public and Personal Lives of Iranians

Wonderland of Iran, a series by London-based photographer Farhad Berahman, who was born and grew up in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, deals with the depth of Iran’s history and its affect on present-day Iran. While Berahman grew up in a liberal family, he understood implicitly that his family’s “modernity” was never to be discussed in certain public settings. At the same time as girls (mostly) are being arrested or sent home for wearing the wrong clothing in public, Berahman writes that “drug abuse and prostitution are becoming widespread among young people in an unprecedented way.” Berahman’s series shows the human need for freedom, if only just privately, in a repressed environment and the schism that often develops, which happens worldwide in many cultures and societies, between ideal public and actual private lives.

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Posted 1 week ago

all-things-east:

Golestan Palace, Iran

all-things-east:

Golestan Palace, Iran