this photo series tells a tender story of modern life in iran
Sarah Pannell's debut book 'Tabriz to Shiraz' challenges preconceived notions of life in Iran.
gola is a fearless iranian artist making life-changing music for rule-breakers
Her powerful new video urges women to demand the respect they deserve.
iranian producer ash koosha on trump’s ban and why music can help save the world
London-based, Iran-born electronic producer Ash Koosha is one of the artists playing a SXSW showcase of music from Donald Trump’s seven banned countries next week. He talks to i-D about being a kid in the Iran-Iraq War, how art fosters empathy, and his...
the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion
Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
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 is rising up and carrying the torch.
how feminism is flourishing against the odds in iran
From interrogation for Instagramming to arrests for activism, the Iranian women’s rights movement is under threat.
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.
why iranian women are cutting their hair and dressing as men
'For women, their hair is their identity and making it short to just avoid the morality police is really heartbreaking, but in a way, it is brave.'
iranian women are being arrested for instagramming without headscarves
The Islamic republic is cracking down on the social media modeling circle, arresting eight women for 'spreading immoral and un-Islamic culture and promiscuity.'
journey to the beach where iranian teens can be free
Photographer Teo Greg traveled to the isolated Iranian beach where young people gather freely, away from the government's watch.
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.
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.