Late Night

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Mahshid share a joyful moment with her boyfriend, hanging out late at night in his apartment in central Tehran. In contrast to most westerner’s perception, it is very common in large cities in Iran for the youth to have relationships outside of marriage. Photo by@kianahayeri instagraming from Iran for @burndiary.#Tehran #Iran #youth

On the Rooftop

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Arman and Soroush on the rooftop. I spent the evening on the rooftop over BBQ and shots of Aragh (Iranian liquor), catching up with friends. Since drinking is banned in Iran (not that it stops anyone from doing so) we’re often forced to hang out at homes and entertain ourselves in a private space. Anything that is forbidden in Iran, takes place behind the closed doors. For more on the dual life of Iranian youth, check out my long-term project “Beyond the Veil” on my website. Photo by@kianahayeri Instagraming for @burndiary this week from Iran. #youth #Iran #Tehran #beyondtheveil#kianahayeri

Yawn

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 9.01.14 AMPhoto by Sam Harris @samharrisphoto tried for a portrait and got a yawn…

Uma at the Washing Line

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Photo by Sam Harris @samharrisphoto Uma at the washing line

‘OK Daddy’…

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Yali… Both my daughters usually don’t like me taking portraits of them, saying things like they’re “not in the mood” or their hair doesn’t look good… So I felt very lucky when Yali standing in the stripped window light said ‘OK Daddy’…