Youth ignore political upheavals
Photos by C.S.
October 25, 1999
After an absence of many, many years, I returned to Iran last month,
taking advantage of the three-month temporary exemption from military service.
Thanks to the stories I had heard, I expected to be hassled at the airport
especially because of my U.S. passport which I carried along with me, but
no one cared.
I was in Iran for about three weeks. Initially, I just strolled around
and took photos of whatever. Later, I started to concentrate on photographing
people, especially kids, and ordinary everyday things. This was because
I began to realize that Iranians living abroad forget that most of the
people in Iran are quite young, and that daily life continues there despite
the stream of news about the latest political upheaval which tends to eclipse
everything and warp our perceptions. There actually was no sense of impending
crises. In short: the people and the country are moving along, despite
all the problems ... GO
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* Thanks to Payman Arabshahi for finding C.S.'s photos on the net.
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