My name is Pascal Montagne and I am a television reporter for national and local television and photojournalist for the press.

I am always looking for a new subject to photograph and film. What drives me is meeting people, and bringing my own view of the world. Altruism, sensitivity, and desire to understand the world around me, and to share it, this is my daily photographic approach.

A few years ago, I decided to go to Iran, to show a variety of scenes of real life. Tradition, religion, and modernity are mixed in Iran.

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Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque In Chiraz

Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque In Chiraz

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4 years ago

Ahh. The beauty of stained glasses

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I’m a photographer and journalist based in France. I am interested in otherness. This is the basis of my work, meeting other cultures, other thoughts, and other ways of living. For this reason, I decided to go to Iran to document life there.

I would like people who look at my pictures to understand that the other is not a danger, that other cultures have to be learned to be understood. You have to go towards the other.

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A Student Learns Her Lessons. 60% Of Iranian Students Are Girls

A Student Learns Her Lessons. 60% Of Iranian Students Are Girls

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Magdalina777
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4 years ago

There's something so incredibly fascinating about this whole eastern atmosphere. The tile pattern on the floor, the window, the old wall...and a student who's studying just like millions of her kind all over the world:) There is a quiet charm in this one.

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Iranian Girls Taking A Selfie

Iranian Girls Taking A Selfie

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UniversalMel
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4 years ago

They’re all really pretty.....

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I take pleasure in capturing the image in such a way that it is aesthetic and informative.

A day as a photographer is a day of observation. You have to let things happen without interacting, without influencing, to better understand the meaning of what I photograph, to better understand the thinking of the other.

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A Girl Plays With A Skipping Rope At Home, While Her Mom Is Reading

A Girl Plays With A Skipping Rope At Home, While Her Mom Is Reading

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SanchaTheSeeker
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4 years ago

I was never allowed to do sports or skipping in the house.

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#5

Shahrzad Needs An Islamic Veil In Iran, It's Mandatory Since The Islamic Revolution In 1979

Shahrzad Needs An Islamic Veil In Iran, It's Mandatory Since The Islamic Revolution In 1979

But she prefers to remove her veil at home.

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Emilie M
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4 years ago

would be nice to have a whole series of this type of street/home portraits

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I traveled to Iran because it is one of the most unknown countries in the world. Iranian culture is thousands of years old, and the level of education in Iran is very high. It is very far from the idea that people have of Iran. I wanted to make my own impression of this country and share it with others.

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Moti Is One Of The Most Famous Instagramers In Iran

Moti Is One Of The Most Famous Instagramers In Iran

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Emilie M
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4 years ago

I love the composition and colours of this one !

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#7

Little Iranian Girl Waiting For Sweets

Little Iranian Girl Waiting For Sweets

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Lemonade Midnight
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2 months ago

For some reason I really love her expression. Reminds me a little of myself when I was 6-7

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Oromia is probably what left the biggest impression on me in Iran. It is a huge lake 10 times bigger than New York, totally dried up by bad water management. An ecological drama that is also very interesting to me.

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Imam Zadeh Saleh Mausoleum, In The Norh Of Tehran

Imam Zadeh Saleh Mausoleum, In The Norh Of Tehran

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Milena Matic
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4 years ago

I will do all possible to get to see this in person!

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#9

Iran Nowadays

Iran Nowadays

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Harry Plopper
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4 years ago

Hehe, not even people in Iran can resist nike

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#10

Cafe In Tehran. 70's Ambient

Cafe In Tehran. 70's Ambient

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SETH KRIGBAUM
Community Member
4 years ago

It just goes to show that the qoute "Facism is cured by reading, Racism is cured by traveling" (Miguel de Unamuno) is ever so true. Media can only show so much of a culture, and most of the news we here is negative in the first place with the news almost explicitily (Obviously there are exceptions) tragedies, murders, raps, mass shootings & heart wrench/breaking stories. To summarize what I mean. If you truly wish to have a non-bias opinion about something, experience it yourself, with an open mind and open heart.

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Iranian Citizens Are Intense Users Of Smartphones. Social Networks And Internet Is A Unique Space Of Liberty

Iranian Citizens Are Intense Users Of Smartphones. Social Networks And Internet Is A Unique Space Of Liberty

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N G
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4 years ago

I read... Iranian citizens are in tents

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#12

A Man Washes A Carpet In Isfahan Backyard Bazar

A Man Washes A Carpet In Isfahan Backyard Bazar

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Shruti Naik
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4 years ago

what a beautiful carpet!

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In The Tehran Subway. A Reserved Compartment For Women To Avoid Promiscuity With Men

In The Tehran Subway. A Reserved Compartment For Women To Avoid Promiscuity With Men

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Ingela Ambreen
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4 years ago

Why are men allowed to go aorund in jeans and jackets?

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#14

A Father And His Daughter Pray Together In The Mosque

A Father And His Daughter Pray Together In The Mosque

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Blue Cicada
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4 years ago

It is technically forbidden to prohibit women from using the mosque!! Many cultures or countries will try to find workarounds to bar women anyway, including having the women's section "under construction" continuously, or guilting women into staying behind to take care of the home, or frightening them w reminders about the dangers of men and their uncontrollable urges* (*yeah, that last bit is a bunch of bullsh**).

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Girls And Flowers

Girls And Flowers

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chama bensmail
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4 years ago

منظر محزن

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#16

A Woman Walks In Kashan

A Woman Walks In Kashan

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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2 months ago

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Theater Is A Meaning Of Expression For Young People In A Very Conservative Society

Theater Is A Meaning Of Expression For Young People In A Very Conservative Society

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4 years ago

It's good everywhere I suppose

#18

Three Dummies In The Secret Cia Meeting Room, In The Former United States Embassy In Tehran

Three Dummies In The Secret Cia Meeting Room, In The Former United States Embassy In Tehran

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Shruti Naik
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4 years ago

Why have these dummies been kept there like that?

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Girl Stuff In Tehran

Girl Stuff In Tehran

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i'm in therapy for a reason
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2 months ago

jewlery is for f*****g everyone

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Prayers In Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque

Prayers In Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque

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During The Hussein Memorial Days, Iranian Men Hit Their Chest In Sign Of Repentance

During The Hussein Memorial Days, Iranian Men Hit Their Chest In Sign Of Repentance

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chama bensmail
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4 years ago

Not only their chest but also they cut themselves with swords and other objects... What is sad is that they let their children do that too. I don't know any other culture that explicitly express their masochism like these people. And by the way. I am muslim and therefore i don't feel obliged to be politically correct. Lol.

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#22

Bassidjis, The Islamic Milice, Starts A Demonstration With Pasdarans

Bassidjis, The Islamic Milice, Starts A Demonstration With Pasdarans

These guys are not friendly with foreigners.

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Islamic Propaganda

Islamic Propaganda

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago

Rather, propaganda posted by the religious "authorities," trying to dictate the private lives of Iranians. An important aspect of Islam is the "niyaat," the intention to fulfill the religious act. Doing something because you are forced to (such as covering your hair,) not because your WANT to and have the INTENTION to actually nullifies the act. You're making your society superficially _look_ religious, but you might be (probably are) creating citizens who lack respect for you and the religion you are trying to enforce.

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Imam Hussein Mourning. Mourners Are Beating Their Chests For Imam Hussein Shahadat (Martyr) Anniversary

Imam Hussein Mourning. Mourners Are Beating Their Chests For Imam Hussein Shahadat (Martyr) Anniversary

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