People of Iran
Photos of Iranian 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.
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.
People from Iran
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 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, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Man in the Zagros Mountains, Islamic Republic of Iran. The Zagros Mountains are the largest mountain range in Iran.
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 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, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Young Iranian boy in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Girl in Shiraz market, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Children on the bus to Shiraz crossing the Zagros Mountains, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Boys smoking qalyan tobacco waterpipe in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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, Islamic Republic of Iran. Tehran is the capital of Iran with a population of around 13 million people.