I Traveled To Iran To Show How Real People Live There Every Day (24 Pics)
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.
Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque In Chiraz
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.
A Student Learns Her Lessons. 60% Of Iranian Students Are Girls
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.
A Girl Plays With A Skipping Rope At Home, While Her Mom Is Reading
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.
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.
Little Iranian Girl Waiting For Sweets
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.
Imam Zadeh Saleh Mausoleum, In The Norh Of Tehran
Cafe In Tehran. 70's Ambient
Iranian Citizens Are Intense Users Of Smartphones. Social Networks And Internet Is A Unique Space Of Liberty
A Man Washes A Carpet In Isfahan Backyard Bazar
In The Tehran Subway. A Reserved Compartment For Women To Avoid Promiscuity With Men
Girls And Flowers
A Woman Walks In Kashan
Theater Is A Meaning Of Expression For Young People In A Very Conservative Society
Three Dummies In The Secret Cia Meeting Room, In The Former United States Embassy In Tehran
Prayers In Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque
During The Hussein Memorial Days, Iranian Men Hit Their Chest In Sign Of Repentance
Bassidjis, The Islamic Milice, Starts A Demonstration With Pasdarans
These guys are not friendly with foreigners.