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October 16, 2009

BBC Photo Essay on Young Tehranis

The BBC has published a short series of pictures taken by Iranian photographer Kian Amani of couples who meet on a park bench in Tehran. The pictures posted on the BBC website are only a sample of Amani’s larger exhibition, “Transit Tehran,” which is currently on display at the London School of Economics.
The curator of “Transit Tehran,” Malu Halasa, has also co-edited a book of the same name. The book Transit Tehran contains photos and essays by “city-insiders, rappers, artists, writers and photojournalists.” The edited collection was published in February, 2009, and the exhibition runs through November 6, 2009.
When viewing the photos published on the BBC one feels slightly intrusive. The pictures do, however, present an interesting story, and I guess that is the sign of a good photo essay.
Click here to see a sample of the photos:

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