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Newsha Tavakolian An Iranian woman walks through a haze of smoke caused by the burning of the herb esfand. According to popular belief, this ritual drives away the evil eye. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A young couple stand in front of the shrine Imamzadeh Saleh, located in Tehran's most northern square, Tajrish, in the Shemiran district. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Shoppers in Tehran's Bazaar, while this traditional shopping centre has lost ground to modern day shopping malls, it continues to be the nerve cenrte of Iran's economy. Wholetra (...)
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Young Iranians viewing art works in the Aaran Gallery in Tehran, during the opening of 'America, the beautiful', on Friday afternoon. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Young Iranians viewing art works in the Aaran Gallery in Tehran, during the opening of 'America, the beautiful', on Friday afternoon. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Young Iranians viewing art works in the Aaran Gallery in Tehran, during the opening of 'America, the beautiful', on Friday afternoon. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Salar Bil a fashion designer is surrounded by his models before a show. Bil is one of Tehran's upcoming young designers. recently the ministry of Guidance and culture allowed fashion shows and Bil, (...)
Newsha Tavakolian A memorial for female martyrs who died during the revolution of 1979 and the Iran-Iraq war at a park in Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Iranian men during a fashion show by Iran's hottest designer Salar Bil. This show is a part of Tehran's Fashion Week, which was organized in June for the second time. Fashion sh (...)
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Iranians at the shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh in the holy Shiite city of Qom. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian women beat their chests as they listen to a female religious chanter, in a makeshift tent in western Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Men dance at a wedding in an illegal - but tolerated - wedding hall in Karaj, a satellite town of the capital. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A wedding party in an illegal - but tolerated - wedding hall in Karaj, a satellite town of the capital. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Youths hanging out in the western part of Tehran, where mostly middle class families live. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A young Iranian girl with her family visits an amusement park beside the new artificial lake dubbed Persian Gulf of Martyrs on Tehran’s west side. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. Tehran. 2015. Youths hanging out in the western part of Tehran, where mostly middle class families live. They are still doubting who to vote for, or if they will vote at all, they said. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Young people enjoyed their afternoon in Pol-e-Tabiat, or Nature Bridge, located in Iran's capital, Tehran © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Young people in Pol-e-Tabiat, or Nature Bridge, located in Iran's capital. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Young people enjoyed their afternoon in Pol-e-Tabiat, or Nature Bridge, located in Iran's capital, Tehran © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Sahar Khalkhalian a painter finishing an artwork days before she has a solo exhibition at Tehran's Shirin art gallery, that also has a branch in New York. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A man sleeps on a bench in Tehran's domestic Mehrabad airport. Following the nuclear agreement, Iran hopes to upgrade its fleet of aging aircraft. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Arash Fazeli in the pool of the Royal Oxygen sports club. Fazeli is a body building champion and works out here most of the time. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A boy visits Tehran's southern Baharestan Square, where a missile is displayed as part of the "Sacred Defense Week," a period commemorating the Iran-Iraq War. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Meysam Amiri, lifting weights at a gym. Being healthy and fit, like elsewhere in the world, has become quite popular in Iran. Mr. Amiri is a trainer and has more clients he can handle. Tehran, Iran (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Two men and a boy stand next to a fire at a construction site in Tehran, where there is a rise in new construction. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A young man sits in a car next to his mother in Tehran, where the use of headsets and mobile phones is widespread. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, looms over an empty parking lot in Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian A battalion of members of the Iranian paramilitary Baseej force pose for a picture with a high revolutionary Guards Corps General, after having participated in a reenactment of the Iran-Iraq (1980- (...)
Newsha Tavakolian IRAN. 2015. Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos