Trash Talk

Photo essay: Anti-regime graffiti and counter-graffiti

by Aidin Jodaei

Esfand Aashena

Nice pictures but many are not graffitis or counter graffitis.

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


مرگ بر خامنه‌ای قاتل


That was my favourite Tehran Graffiti:

"Death to Khamenei, the murderer"

It would be unimaginable to see such direct attacks on the "supreme leader", the "god's spokesman on earth" before the 2009 circus of "election". The genie is out of the bottle and no way to get it back in :)

And thank you for this collection of photoes reflecting the daily struggle for life of ordinary tehran folks. A refreshing change from the usual pretty, often photoshoped pictures of some rich neighbourhood in North tehhran , with the fat residents on an  ice cream and chelo kebabs eating orgy...

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."