Amazing photos from normal life in Iran
February 26, 2004 2:28 AM   Subscribe

Amazing photos from the ordinary normal life in Iran by an Iranian-Norweigian who is paying a visit to his family. See the archives: November, December, January, February
posted by hoder (7 comments total)
This one doesn't have really anything to do with Iran, but I thought it was a cool pic.

ok so I have no html skills :(
posted by efalk at 4:47 AM on February 26, 2004

I've often wondered about photography in Islam. A lot of the wonderful interior calligraphy and decoration of ancient mosques is that way because the Koran forbids making representations of the human form. So how come in theocratic islamic nations like Iran we see so many photographs?
posted by Pericles at 4:48 AM on February 26, 2004

Pericles, all Islamic countries are not the same. The whole anti-image thing comes from the Palestine/Arabia region (for whatever reason), and the farther away from there you get the less popular it is. Iran was never into it, and Persian art is full of representations of humans, animals, &c. (Ever seen a Persian miniature?)

Great link as usual, hoder. This made me hungry.
posted by languagehat at 8:12 AM on February 26, 2004

Excellent link.
posted by willnot at 11:42 AM on February 26, 2004

Thanks, hoder. These are great! Touching, beautiful, interesting. The food made me hungry, so we're having carry-out gheimeh bademjan and gormeh sabzi for lunch.
posted by lobakgo at 12:37 PM on February 26, 2004

That's brilliant. Thanks, dhartung.
posted by homunculus at 11:58 PM on February 26, 2004

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