Queen Soraya (the second wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) views Spring fashion at Hamilton House in London in 1955

Masoud Kimiai, Abbas Kiarostami, Ali Akbar Sadeghi & Noureddin Zarrinkelk at the 1974 Tehran Children’s Film Festival 

Masoud Kimiai, Abbas Kiarostami, Ali Akbar Sadeghi & Noureddin Zarrinkelk at the 1974 Tehran Children’s Film Festival 

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi presented an honorary degree at UCLA on June 12, 1964.

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi presented an honorary degree at UCLA on June 12, 1964.

Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rozenn Quéré, ‘Possible and Imaginary Lives,’ 2012

Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Rozenn Quéré, ‘Possible and Imaginary Lives,’ 2012

Iranian pop sensation, Googoosh, in an official government photo, circa 1984.

Iranian pop sensation, Googoosh, in an official government photo, circa 1984.

(Source: reorientmag, via ajammc)

indigenousdialogues:

Iranian-American artist, Pouran JinchiUntitledEtching on paper28 x 25.9 cm1998"Jinchi’s 1998 untitled etching is a tribute to Hafiz, the celebrated thirteenth-century mystical poet from Iran. Delicately etched words, referring to one of Hafiz’s poems, cover the surface of the paper, while dark letters float above, evoking the poem’s lyricism and mystical mood. By drawing on the graphic potential of the Arabic alphabet, Jinchi has created both a literal and abstract expression of the poem. Stripped to its most essential elements, Untitled serves as a highly personal visual translation of certain mystical concepts, expressed in a new and contemporary idiom. “
- Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

indigenousdialogues:

Iranian-American artist, Pouran Jinchi
Untitled
Etching on paper
28 x 25.9 cm
1998

"Jinchi’s 1998 untitled etching is a tribute to Hafiz, the celebrated thirteenth-century mystical poet from Iran. Delicately etched words, referring to one of Hafiz’s poems, cover the surface of the paper, while dark letters float above, evoking the poem’s lyricism and mystical mood. By drawing on the graphic potential of the Arabic alphabet, Jinchi has created both a literal and abstract expression of the poem. Stripped to its most essential elements, Untitled serves as a highly personal visual translation of certain mystical concepts, expressed in a new and contemporary idiom. “

- Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

Icy and Sot; “Beer is not a Crime” Tehran, Iran.

Icy and Sot; “Beer is not a Crime” Tehran, Iran.

From Jalal Sepeher’s ‘Knot’ series (Yazd 2011)