Smiles and Unity

Photo essay: Bahai gathering in Maine

by faryarm
While the appalling news of widespread human rights abuse in Iran, particularly the targeting of Iranian Bahais is a cause for sadness and shame; there is hope. The candid photos presented here were taken at a recent summer Bahai gathering in Maine, U.S., with families from all over the world. With the hope that, one day soon in Iran, all of us regardless of our ethnicity or religion could with a long cherished goal, create and witness the same smiles and unity on the faces of Iranian families and their children, regardless of whether they are Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, Sunni, Shia or Bahai.

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Bravo Faryar!

by Nader on

The subject was appropriate, and the images were wonderful.

One nation under god, and the rest is personal...

Hopefully we'll celebrate similar gatherings in Iran soon.



Dear Friends

by faryarm on

Dear Firends

Nazy Khanum , Ebi Jaan and Red Wine,

Thank you for the thoughtful, generous remarks.



ebi amirhosseini

Faryar Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Sepaas for sharing.

I share your hope too.

Ebi aka Haaji

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Faryar jan,thx for pics .

Nazy Kaviani

Dear Faryar

by Nazy Kaviani on

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. What beautiful children! Your subjects are wonderful and your photography is great, too! I share your hope for the day when all Iranians from all over the world can get together and enjoy Iran's nature, scenery, unity, and hope.

Thanks for the joy!