Forever Under Construction

Posted in Iran, Photo by homeyra on September 13, 2009

2zzqe0mThis is called the “Green tree”, it is in the Kish Island – Photo by Azadeh


Posted in Photo, Photography by homeyra on May 26, 2009


Another beautiful portrait by Mohamed – Seeing things

About this picture


Posted in Iran, Iranians, Photo, Photography by homeyra on May 7, 2009


Locksmith, Molavi Street – Tehran

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Posted in Iran, Iranians, Photo, Photography by homeyra on April 21, 2009

Photo-game orAksbazi is a place for Iranians both inside and outside Iran to come together and play through the medium of photography.
That’s all!”

“Through the games we create we will record and show a different, insider view of our environment and our lives. An insider’s reply to the clichéd visual stereotypes used to place us in the world.”


Balcony: Ramin Sadighi, Bahman Kiarostami


Kicthen: Ali Shahbazyar, Afshan Daneshvar


Kicthen: Abbas Kowsari


How did you spend your New Year holidays? Arash Fayez


Peykan is always shining! Abbas Kowsari

Catching up

Posted in Dubai, Photo, Photography by homeyra on March 6, 2009

Dubai Underground

From Mohamed‘s blog:

This is an image from the labor camps that I took last December.

It is one of a series of images that has been selected for an exhibition in New York titled Dubai Underground that will open today on the 13th of February. The exhibition is organized by mezze that represents emerging artists living and originating from Asia and the Middle East and the show aims to expose the NY art market with glimpses of the cultural complexity of Dubai.

The gallery that will host the exhibition is called Like the Spice – a charming gallery in the up and coming area of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY which I had the pleasure of visiting while in NY last week.

Check out the rest of my work that is being shown there by clicking here and a press release of the show here.

A Princess

Posted in Afghanistan, Photo by homeyra on August 28, 2008

Ali Ramezani writes: 5.30 in the morning, Kabul, next to the mosque by the adobe bridge, in front of the former Bamian Hotel. The little girl is gathering scraps of paper. She isn’t aware of being photographed. They call her: “hey, he is taking your picture”. She smiles, both for the photographer and you.”

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Pictures of you …

Posted in Art, Iran, Photo, USA by homeyra on August 27, 2008

… Images of Iran

American lawyer-turned-photographer Tom Loughlin has visited Iran three times to capture Iranian life for his installation, “Pictures of you, Images of Iran”. Click picture to see a short video of this photo installation at Denver’s Civic Center.

More about the artist
Tom Loughlin blogs about this project

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Posted in Photo by homeyra on August 4, 2008

The picture of the little Iraqi girl, see below, was taken by Zoriah Miller, an award-winning photojournalist. With a background in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid, Zoriah specializes in documenting human crises in developing countries […] in-depth training and experience necessary for working under extreme conditions in some of the world’s harshest environments. See bio

Zoriah’s website, blog and current exhibition: Baghdad and beyond

Update: Zoriah Miller on Democracy Now


And some unrelated website stories:

Orwell diaries: “From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time.

I’ve Seen the Future, and It Has a Kill Switch: “”Digital Manners Policies” is a marketing term. Let’s call this what it really is: Selective Device Jamming.”

Baghdad muralists resist push for sectarian themes

ده سال در آشوب و اغما از محمد قائد


Posted in Photo by homeyra on July 26, 2008


Posted in Photo, Photoblog, Photography by homeyra on June 8, 2008

From Seeing Things: “This is Irfan. He is a construction worker here in Dubai who I met almost two years ago. We have kept in touch since. I had blogged about his roommate, Zia before. Irfan got married a couple of months ago. He even invited me to his wedding in North Pakistan which I would have loved to be a part of. I went to see him a few weeks ago when he returned and he showed me the picture of him and his wife whom he cant bring here of course. Her name is Kawthar and she is 16 years old. He is in his late twenties.”

You have already seen Mohamed‘s photos in this blog. I am very happy to add his great photoblog as a “Sister-city site” – thx Ann for this idea 🙂

Mohamed has just returned to Dubai from Tehran – one of his many trips to Iran. He has started another Iran series, here is the first photo: Plastic Fantastic


Posted in Architecture, Art, Photo, Photography by homeyra on June 7, 2008

Stygian light courtesy of Kristen Alvanson (who btw has the most beautiful dark blue eyes)


  1. pitch-black: unremittingly dark and frightening, as hell is imagined to be
  2. of Styx: the river in Greek mythology that the souls of the dead were ferried across into Hades
  3. binding: eternally binding, as were promises sworn on the banks of the river Styx

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Flying George

Posted in Iran, Photo by homeyra on April 25, 2008

We have all seen this award wining photo. Here is a series of aerial photos of Iran by the same photographer: George Steinmetz

Most of the aerial photos were taken from the seat of the lightest powered aircraft in the world, a motorized paraglider.

Salt deserts of Iran, 2003

Summary of photos:

Islands surrounded by salt in Lake Tashk
Sun reflection on Lake Tashk
Greater flamingoes, Lake Tashk
Folded rocks of a salt dome, Dasht-e Kavir
Paragliding over salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir
Self portrait while paragliding over the salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir
Shore of salt lake, Dasht-e Kavir
Solitary rock with a tree growing out of it, Arsanjan
Tourists viewing Persepolis
Murals of religious leaders, Kerman
Fields irrigated by underground aqueducts, Torud
Women pound pomegranates into tangy syrup, Arsanjan
Sunrise in a camp of Khamseh nomads, near Persepolis
A network of ancient underground aqueducs, Mehriz
Aqueduct maintenance men, Mehriz
Cleaning out mineralized deposits from aqueduct, Mehriz
Wind tower, Kashan
Two weeks before the earthquake that leveled it, Arg-e Bam
Wind-eroded rocks, Dasht-e Lut

Cracked mud on a dry lake, Dasht-e Lut

Mobile sand dunes, Dasht-e Lut

Our military escort at sunrise, Dasht-e Lut

Military escort examines our motorized paragliders, Dasht-e Lut

Sedentary tent camp, Sistan-Baluchistan

Crescent-shaped earthen dams, Mesr

Salt works, Sistan-Baluchistan

Rain-eroded ridges, Makran Coast

Venice & Bidel

Posted in Iran, Italy, Photo, Photography, Poetry by homeyra on February 11, 2008


An email from Riccardo Zipoli :
I have recently updated my website with 157 new photos featuring Iran (the site now contains 595 photos of Iran). There are four new collections […] also new galleries of other countries […]

I am glad to announce the opening of my exhibition Venice in windows at the Museum of Modern Arts of Tehran (19February-13 April 2008). The photos, which show Venice reflected in the panes of its own windows, are accompanied by lines of verse dedicated to the theme of the mirror taken from the Persian divan of Bidel (1644-1720).”
See Venice in windows in the Italian gallery

Riccardo Zipoli is a professor of Persian language and literature at the University of Venice. He has published many articles and books about classical and contemporary Persian poetry. He is also working in the field of translation such as two books of poems by the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami. Currently he is working on questions of stylistics and rhetoric with a special focus on Persian rhyme and satirical and obscene verse. He has also carried out an intense photographic activity initially devoted to the Persian landscape… read more


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Inner Eye: The photographs of Riccardo Zipoli at Tehran Museum of contemporary art