Hossein Fatemi photographer will show you what is hidden from the eyes of Big Brother, whatever it is that young Iranians behind the closed doors of their houses and clubs. Over 20 years of news and photos from Iran were fairly uniform: a woman in a burqa, public executions, demonstrations with burning flags and rumors of nuclear weapons. However, the reality of everyday life in this ancient country where more complex and diverse.
Woman during a ceremony Chehel Manbar that passes in front of Ashura in Khorramabad. By tradition, the Iranian woman barefoot lighting 40 candles in certain places in the city center. The ceremony begins early in the morning and lasts all day.
Woman in a beauty salon, where men have no right to go. Work in the salon for men too, of course, prohibited.
Drunken girls enjoying the party. Although there was a relative of the men and women are forbidden to socialize and relax together, many ignore the law in their homes.
Rock band at a private concert.
Girls at the gym, where women are trained exclusively.
Girls playing billiards in the recreation hall for men, where the girls entrance is strictly prohibited nastrogo.
Irani Girls smoking a hookah, which was forbidden in public places.
Rock music is forbidden, so these guys rehearse at your own risk in a secret place.
Irani Girls smoke on the balcony of the house. At home, they can wear shirts with impunity and not to cover their heads.
The guy playing the guitar in a park in Shiraz.
Saleswoman and catalog shopper considered underwear until another client tries on a bra.
Eylya – artist – drinks and smokes in his house.
Two Irani girls in the house after the party girlfriends.
View on Tehran Milad Tower.
Sherwin in his room with the dog. Under Islamic law, a dog is considered unclean animals, so the people of Iran can not keep dogs. Most Iranian dog owners keep their pets in the four walls, because the police have the right to confiscate dogs if their owners will be to walk.
A couple reads the Koran at a religious ceremony to commemorate the death of Imam Ali in the cemetery on the outskirts of Tehran.
Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi
(born 1980) began his career in 1997. He has worked in Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Russia, India, Somalia, Kenya and Afghanistan, and his work has been published in many national and international publications, including The Times, Newsweek, Paris Match, The New York Times , The Guardian and The Washington Post. Over the years, Fatemi became the winner of several national and international contests: Iranian Photographer of the Year (2006, 2007, 2009), received a silver medal from the Photographic Society of Delaware (2006), a gold medal at the International Competition Asahi Shimbun (2005 and 2006) and won the International Competition photojournalism China (2007 and 2009).