One nation, two worlds

November 25th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on One nation, two worlds

One nation, two worlds: Secular family vs. Islamist couple

This is one of my favorite pictures. I took it in the entrance to the Nation Park (park e mellæt) in Tehran. I like it because it shows you the difference between secular and religious people. The couple on the left is religious. The easiest way to tell that would be to look at the […]

Family in the Park

November 10th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on Family in the Park

Akhund family in the park

Your first thought about Iran is probably related to the negative aspects of extreme Islam. They exist, no doubt. But look at this family in the park. They could have been any family in any park in the world, but they’re dressed differently. The man with the turban is a Mollah – i.e. Islamic clergy. […]

Self Portrait

October 26th, 2012 by Xerxes | Comments Off on Self Portrait

self portrait

This is a more recent picture of me with my one-eyed black daughter, taken in the summer of 2012. It was one of my last trips in Iran, a family trip to the north. My strongest memory from this trip is the terrible toilets that were a crappy hut on the hillside. The door needed […]

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