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Photo exhibition spotlights Iranian nomad life
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A nomad woman from the Shahsevan tribe of West Azarbaijan Province weaves a carpet in a photo by Alireza Rahimi.
A nomad woman from the Shahsevan tribe of West Azarbaijan Province weaves a carpet in a photo by Alireza Rahimi.
Tehran -- An exhibition displaying aspects of nomadic life in Iran is currently underway at the Iranian Photography Center.
 
Alireza Rahimi spent a decade from 2001 to 2010 traveling across Iran to take the photos, which depict reflections of the nomad lifestyle, traditions, and their migration, the center announced in a press release on Wednesday.
 
“I was traveling along with the nomads during these years, studying their lifestyle to do the job better,” Rahimi said.
 
“The attractions of nomadic life in comparison to the smoke-filled urban lifestyle increased my motivation for this collection and now, I hope it can highlight a small slice from the lives of these tireless travelers of the plains and mountains,” he added.
 
In the past, the nomads had an aversion to allow strangers such as photographers to peep into their lives, the 42-year-old photographer stated, and added that due to the development of mass media over the past decade, they have become less sensitive to outsiders.    
 
The exhibition will run until April 30 at the center located on the western end of Somayyeh Street.
 
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