Category: Culture & Lifestyle

Iran, Nostalgia and Art

February 29, 2016

As a photographer, there has been nothing as satisfying as documenting my own country. Your connection to a place greatly impacts how you document it; how you decide to frame your shot, what you say before you take the image and what you might say after it. It’s not just my connection to the land, but my love and affection for the subjects I encountered that affected how my photographs turned out.

The Unforgotten Land

June 5, 2014

She was unlike anything I had ever seen. I will never forget how it felt like to be swallowed in her presence as she welcomed me with open arms. Her grandness made me feel small. I breathed in as much of her familiar scent as I could take in. She looked magnificent; tall and proud, she gazed down at me, the corners of her mouth curling into a pleasant smile. She held my childhood in her hands and my fate in her heart.

Here’s looking at 2014

December 30, 2013

2013 was a witness to many historic moments. The young and courageous Malala re-defined education and freedom for the world, reminding us that learning is in fact a privilege, and one that we at times take for granted. The people of Egypt, who, after ousting Mubarak in the second revolution in two years, reminded us that the path to democracy is long and perhaps bloody, but most definitely worthwhile.