A Revealing Look into the Lives of Iranian Youth

Born in 1980, Hossein Fatemi is an Iranian photographer and winner of multiple “Photographer of the Year” awards given by the board of Iranian Photojournalists. His images have been published in numerous national and international journals including Newsweek, New York Times, Time, The Guardian, and Washington Post. His ongoing series, “An Iranian Journey,” shows how the Iranian youth’s public modesty and piety vanish once they escape the wary gaze of authority. They play music, drink, smoke, commingle and enjoy other intemperate — i.e., regular — Western activities. They are online, on Facebook, and are politically engaged and simmering, craving freer speech but stifled by the ayatollah’s rules.

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source: NYTimes