iran

News

an iranian teen was detained after posting dancing videos to instagram

This isn’t the first time someone’s been punished for dancing in the nation.
Annie Lord
7.10.18
News

iranian women allowed to watch football in a stadium after 37 year ban is lifted

Iran may have lost 1-0 to Spain, but they made a small win for gender equality.
Georgie Wright
6.21.18
Fashion

paria farzaneh is here to teach you about the real iran

Dorood bar shoma! The 24-year-old NEWGEN ones-to-watch recipient used her on-schedule debut to celebrate Iranian New Year and showcase the beauty of her heritage.
Steve Salter
6.13.18
Music

this tehran producer spent ten years making an album about extremism

After being exiled, Mahdyar Aghajani, a key player in Iran’s hip-hop scene, moved to Paris to complete his dark and dystopian debut album.
Niloufar Haidari
3.12.18
Fashion

the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion

Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
2.10.17
Music

​from disco to diy: the history of iran's electronic underground

Before the Islamic Revolution in the 1979, Iran was a musical hotbed that mixed east and west. Now a new generation of young electronic producers are rising up and carrying the torch.
Jack Needham
12.6.16
feminism

when feminism becomes a crime

From interrogation for Instagramming to arrests for activism, the Iranian women’s rights movement is under threat.
Edward Siddons
8.23.16
News

iranian men are taking selfies in hijabs to show solidarity with women

At a time when the Iranian government is arresting women for posting unveiled photos on Instagram, the men's selfies are making a very important statement.
Hannah Ongley
7.29.16
News

iranian women are being arrested for instagramming without headscarves

The Islamic republic is cracking down on the social media modelling circle, arresting eight women for 'spreading immoral and un-Islamic culture and promiscuity.'
Hannah Ongley
5.17.16
Culture

journey to the beach where iranian teens can be free

Photographer Teo Greg travelled to the isolated Iranian beach where young people gather freely, away from the government's watch.
Wendy Syfret
1.26.16
Film

a girl walks home alone at night director ana lily amirpour talks elvis, kale, and loneliness

We caught up with the breakout, badass director about creating the world’s first Iranian vampire Western.
Emily Manning
12.10.14
Art

evaluating the middle east art scene

The Middle East has always produced seminal artists, but with the magical combination of a few key players, the scene is about to go interstellar.
Nathalie Olah
10.17.14