iran

Photography

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.
Sarah Buckley
1.30.19
Music

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.
Frankie Dunn
11.2.18
Music

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...
Hannah Ongley
3.1.17
Fashion

the unspoken iranian influence on western fashion

Appreciating the Persian culture woven into Western wardrobes is more important now than ever.
Joobin Bekhrad
2.9.17
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 is rising up and carrying the torch.
Jack Needham
12.6.16
feminism

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.
Edward Siddons
8.25.16
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

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.'
Hannah Ongley
5.23.16
News

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.'
Hannah Ongley
5.16.16
Culture

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.
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