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From the PublisherIranian-born and London-based photographer Hakimi presents this collection of 60 photographs taken - using conventional black and white film - during his 2004 travels to the Iranian cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, and Mashad. Rooted in the objectivity of the photojournalist's method, the photographs depict what one summary calls "the drift of Iranian society" from a ground-level perspective that, as Richard Atlee acknowledges in his foreword, seeks to supplant the discussion in the West of a dangerous Iran with a more human narrative.
An Eye for Iran is a perceptive picture book created by photographer Kazem Hakimi, born in Shiraz but living in the UK since 1974. In 2004 he visited Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashad and photographed the people of his native country. He has a keen eye for the unusual, like the woman enclosed in a burqa standing by her motorcycle. Such contrast! His black-and-white candids stirred many exciting memories of my recent trip to Iran. Enjoy Hakimi’s wonderful images and you will find yourself on an Iran Air flight to the land of the ancient Persian Empire.