Ducks and chickens, Rasht, Gilan.
Axis of beauty
By Sid Sarshar
February 15, 2002
After a 20-year absence, I recently returned to Iran for
the first time. The purpose of my trip was to reacquaint myself with the country
in which I was born. For six months I traveled from one corner of Iran to the other,
absorbing the distinct cultures of ancient villages.
Very little had changed over the centuries, and it was my
goal to capture the participants of Persian culture in a natural state, with the
least amount of intrusion. Today I share with you a selection from my 4,000 photographs
(and short stories on sarshar.com), which serve as a testament to the time-honored traditions which
are still observed in Iran.