An alternative view on Iran

• An alternative view on Iran

Photographer Hossein Fatemi will show you what is hidden from the eyes of Big Brother, whatever it is that young Iranians behind the closed doors of their homes and clubs.

More than 20 years of news and photos from Iran were quite uniform: a woman in a burqa, public executions, demonstration with the burning of flags and rumors of nuclear weapons. However, the reality of daily life in this ancient country is much more complex and diverse.

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Woman during a ceremony Chehel Manbar, which passes in front of Ashura in Khorramabad. Traditionally, Iranian women walk barefoot, lighting 40 candles in certain places in the city center. The ceremony begins early in the morning and lasts all day.

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Naked woman on the bed in his house. She is forced to work as a prostitute to feed her two children.

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Women in a beauty salon, where men are not allowed to enter. To work in the salon for men, too, of course, prohibited.

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drunken girls enjoying party. Although there was a relative of the men and women are forbidden to socialize and relax together, many ignore this law in their homes.

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The rock band at a private concert.

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The girls in the gym, where trained exclusively by women.

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The girls are playing billiards in the Lounge for men, where girls entrance is strictly forbidden nastrogo.

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Female smoking a hookah, which was banned in public places.

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Rock music is forbidden, so these guys are rehearsing at their own risk in a secret place.

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Girls smoke on the balcony of the house. At home, they can wear T-shirts with impunity and not to cover his head.

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The guy plays guitar in Shiraz city park.

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The saleswoman shopper and consider catalog of lingerie, while another client trying on a bra.

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Eylya - artist - drinking and smoking in the house.

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Two girls after a party in the house of a friend.

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Parkurschik.

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Tehran Milad Tower view.

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Sherwin in his room with the dog. Under Islamic law, a dog is considered a dirty animal, so the people of Iran can not keep dogs. Most Iranian kennel keeps your pet within four walls, because the police have the right to confiscate the dogs when their owners will walk their.

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The Iranian model Sugar posing for a photograph.

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A couple reading the Koran in a religious ceremony to commemorate the death of Imam Ali in the cemetery in the suburbs of Tehran. Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi (, b. 1980) began his career in 1997. He has worked in Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Russia, India, Somalia, Kenya and Afghanistan, and his work has been published in many national and international publications, including The Times, Newsweek, Paris Match, The New York Times , The Guardian and The Washington Post. Over the years, Fatemi became the winner of several national and international photo contests: Iranian Photographer of the Year (2006, 2007, 2009); She received a silver medal from the Photographic Society of Delaware (2006); Gold Medal at the International Competition of Asahi Shimbun (2005 and 2006) and became China's international photojournalism contest winner (2007 and 2009).