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'An Iranian Journey' Captures the Absence of Authority

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: hosseinfatemi and hypebeast
The An Iranian Journey photo series shows a different side to the oppressed youth of Iran. In particular, it "shows how the Iranian youth's public modest and piety vanish once they escape the wary gaze of authority," as written on mashKULTURE. Once that gaze is gone, they are no longer 'oppressed,' at least for a few hours out of each day. Instead, they drink, smoke and engage in activities that are more synonymous with Western lifestyles such as pool, fitness and more.

Shot by Hossein Fatemi, a young photojournalist by trade, An Iranian Journey was featured in 'The New York Times.' It is interesting to see just how pervasive the Western culture has become through his lens.