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 .