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Seeing Through the Propaganda War

Seeing Through the Propaganda War

Tehran, Iran (2011)

 

I intentionally took this shot to symbolize some of the common stereotypes we have promoted and often accepted in the West. Fortunately, those who travel to Iran have the opportunity to deconstruct and demystify these misperceptions that do not do justice to this richly cultured and complex society. This is of course not to gloss over real concerns in the frame of human rights and civil liberties, but visiting the country does allow for a more sober and nuanced perspective. I was blown away by the eagerness of Iranians from all walks of life to openly engage with foreigners, requesting that they take this message home: ‘We are human beings, just like you.’

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Taken on July 30, 2010