Photography by Mahdi Ehsaei
With an introduction by Joobin Bekhrad
‘The Hormozgan province in the Persian Gulf is a traditional and historical region with a diverse and unexplored population. It is framed with unique landscapes and people with profound personalities — Iranians, who continue the African heritage with their clothing style, their music, their dance, and their oral traditions and rituals.
‘The resulting portraits reveal new facets and unfamiliar faces, which are not typical of the common picture of Iran. They show details documenting the centuries-long history of this ethnic minority. A confrontation between the Persian culture and the African consciousness.’
- Mahdi Ehsaei