People of Iran – Photos of Iranian People

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Updated December 15, 2016 / João Leitão / 6 Comments / Filed in: / Reading time 2 minutes
People of Iran - Photos of Iranian People

People of Iran – Photos of Iranian People

Photos of Iranian People

People.

The other side of traveling.

No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces.

To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people.

Photography always kept my attention, and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old.

During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years.

Iran - Photos of People

Iran – Photos of People

So, from 2001 until 2005, my primary purpose of traveling was to capture images of people.

I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera.

On this page, I collect some of the best photos I have from Iran.

NOTE: These images were made more than 10 years ago using a film camera (not digital). Visit my photo project People of the World.

📷 Photos of People from Iran

Boys fishing in River Zayandeh in Isfahan

Boys fishing in River Zayandeh in Isfahan

ℹ️ Boys fishing in River Zayandeh in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran. During the season that the river is full, many young boys come here to fish and have fun with their friends.

Men smoking hookah in Shiraz

Men smoking hookah in Shiraz

ℹ️ Men smoking qalyan (hookah) in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.

NOTE: A qalyan or hookah is an instrument for smoking flavored tobacco in which the smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. The historical origin of this water-pipe is from the Safavid dynasty in Persia.

Iranian girl with traditional clothes

Iranian girl with traditional clothes

ℹ️ Iranian girl with traditional clothes, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Man in the Zagros Mountains of Iran

Man in the Zagros Mountains

ℹ️ Man in the Zagros Mountains, Islamic Republic of Iran. The Zagros Mountains are the largest mountain range in Iran.

Man posing for picture in Shiraz

Man posing for picture in Shiraz

ℹ️ Man posing for the picture in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran. The Tomb of Hafez, the famous Persian poet, is located in Shiraz. The city dates back from 2000 BC.

Man under Siosepol bridge over the River Zayandeh in Isfahan

Man under Siosepol bridge over the River Zayandeh in Isfahan

ℹ️ Man under the 977 ft / 297 m Siosepol bridge over the River Zayandeh in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran. This bridge dates back from 1599. Siosepol means the Bridge of 33 Arches.

Iranian young men posing

Iranian young men posing

ℹ️ Iranian young men posing, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Young Iranian boy in Shiraz

Young Iranian boy in Shiraz

ℹ️ Young Iranian boy in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Girl in Shiraz market

Girl in Shiraz market

ℹ️ Girl in Shiraz market, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Children on the bus to Shiraz crossing the Zagros Mountains

Children on the bus to Shiraz crossing the Zagros Mountains

ℹ️ Children on the bus to Shiraz crossing the Zagros Mountains, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Boys smoking water pipe in Shiraz

Boys smoking water pipe in Shiraz

ℹ️ Boys smoking qalyan tobacco waterpipe in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Boy on the beach of Qeshm Island, Iran

Boy on the beach of Qeshm Island

ℹ️ Boy on the beach of Qeshm Island, Islamic Republic of Iran. Qeshm is an island in the Strait of Hormuz, opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir. William Baffin, the English navigator, and explorer was killed on Qeshm in 1622 during a battle against the Portuguese.

Smiling kids in Tehran

Smiling kids in Tehran

ℹ️ Smiling kids in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Tehran is the capital of Iran with a population of around 13 million people.

Visual artist shares inspiring photos and exotic travel destinations. Adventure travel blogger with ideas and narratives to motivate independent travelers and audacious backpackers. Intense journeys into more than 126 countries around Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania since 1999. Expat in Morocco - North Africa since 2007, polyglot and proud Lonely Planet Pathfinders blogger.

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We’re looking into traveling to Iran, and these photos want to make us travel there right now! Thank you 😀

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Hello! I’m glad you liked it. Enjoy Iran.

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I love your photos, especially the boy on the beach of Qeshm island and your historical comment about William Baffin.

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Beautiful collection, it actually renders a completely different idea than the one we have now of Iran, at least in the Western world. Nice job!

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These portraits are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them!

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coucou! thank you for your comment Erin, I appreciate it. Also I’m very happy that you were somehow touched by these people images. Stay in touch! happy travels and big hug all the way from Ouarzazate!

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