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Iran Unveiled: Photos by Adam Jones

Photos by Adam Jones (author of In Iran: Text & Photos)

Catching the Rays - Beach at Bandar-e Anzali - Northwestern Iran
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What is the visual image that most of us have of Iran? Probably, it's a black-and-white vision of some medieval-looking back alley, with a dark-shrouded woman walking down it. Perhaps there is no other country where propaganda has succeeded in creating such a misleading and impoverished mental portrait.

Thus, when I travelled to Iran in 2012, I was wondering what I would come away with, photographically speaking. I never expected the beauty of the landscapes, the modernity of the towns and cities, the spectacle of the architecture, and the richness and diversity of the Iranian people.

I ended up taking more photos in Iran than in any other country I have visited. The following is a selection of some of my favorites!

Cozy Young Couple - Aramgah-e Hafez _Tomb of Hafez_ - Shiraz - Central Iran

Ancient Facades with Woman Strolling - Masouleh - Northwestern Iran

Aras River with Nagorno Karabakh-Azerbaijan at Right - Iran at Left - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

Construction Boom with Passerby - Tabriz - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

Countryside around Takht-e Soleiman - Western Iran

Detail of Sassanian Bas-Relief - Bishapur - Southwestern Iran

Dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque - Isfahan - Iran

Domestic Scene on Street - Shiraz - Central Iran

Elderly Man Reading Koran - Jameh Mosque - Yazd - Central Iran

Gilded Ceiling of Lantern Hall - Sheikh Safi Mausoleum - Ardabil - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

Interior of 17th-Century Caravanserai Dein-o-din - Central Iran

Interior of Blue _Kabud_ Mosque - Tabriz - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

Interior of Living Room Chamber - Dolat Asad Garden - Yazd - Central Iran

Kurdish Man on Street - Takab - Western Iran

Kurdish Mother and Child - Orumanat - Western Iran

Mullah at Jameh Mosque - Abyaneh - Central Iran

Persian Beauty - Baba Taher Mausoleum - Hamadan - Western Iran

Persian Plateau Scenery - En route to Kangavar - Western Iran

Pilgrims at Tomb of Baba Taher - Baba Taher Mausoleum - Hamadan - Western Iran

Scenery en route to Orumanat - Western Iran

Shop Vendor - Shush - Southwestern Iran

Trio of Men with Ayatollah Khomeini Banner - Masouleh - Northwestern Iran

Vendor in Russian Bazaar - Jolfa - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

View of Kandovan - Iranian Azerbaijan - Iran

Young Man Washes Gravesite of Martyr from Iran-Iraq War - Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery - Tehran - Iran

Young Woman Strolls Past Facade of Old US Embassy _US Den of Espionage_ - Tehran - Iran

Young Woman in Chador - Outside Imam Mosque - Isfahan - Iran


The In Iran e-book includes exclusive links to hundreds of high-resolution, full-color images, freely downloadable for your personal use!

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ISBN: 978-0-9918522-0-8

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In Iran - Video Slideshow
200 images by Adam Jones, as featured in In Iran: Text & Photos

About Adam Jones, Ph.D.
I'm Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, Canada. Among my research interests are comparative genocide studies, gender & international politics, and media & democratization. My recent books include New Directions in Genocide Research (editor, 2012); Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (2nd ed., 2010); and Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (2009). My e-book In Iran: Text & Photos appeared in 2013. I'm executive director of Gendercide Watch, a Web-based NGO. Check out my website and follow me on Twitter. For inspiration and uplift, see (and listen to) my blog Anthems for a New Generation. Email:
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