Eighteen Days in Tehran

Photo Essay: With a collection of photographs of everyday life in Iran, Abdi Sami hopes to facilitate understanding between the people of the U.S. and Iran.
Eighteen Days in Tehran photo essay

Hooman is a 17-year-old architecture student at a university in Tehran. He plays the cello and is a good photographer. Hooman is intelligent, curious, and a breath of fresh air—full of hope and stories.

Photo by Abdi Sami.

With a collection of photographs of everyday life in Iran, Abdi Sami hopes to facilitate understanding between the people of the U.S. and Iran.

Sami captures daily life with his camera and accompanies the photographs with his observations: "It is quite exciting to walk the streets of Tehran, to take the metro and buses, and to be curious," he says.  "In Tehran, one witnesses contradictions in everyday life: the opposites of modern versus traditional, religious versus secular. Welcome to Tehran."

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Listen to "I Will Greet The Sun Again," a poem written by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad and translated and recited by Sholeh Wolpe / sholehwolpe.com .

English. 2 minutes

Persian. 2 minutes