The Usual Chaos

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The usual chaos at a junction in Tehran. You gotta develop the skills to deal with the chaotic streets and learn how to cross them and make it to the other side sound and safe, all in one piece. According to a research done by UNICEF and Iran’ ministry of health, every 19 minutes, one person dies on Iran’s roads. Iran has the highest rate of fatal car accidents in the world, twenty times more than the world’s average.

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