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Ruben Salgado Escudero Photographs ‘The Human Side of Iran’

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Iran is probably the world’s most disliked and misunderstood country today. This stems from various causes, including Iran’s controversial international policies and its unstable president, who openly expresses his hatred towards America and Israel.

For several decades, Iran’s Shiite clerical establishment has proven extremely effective at mobilizing the Iranian masses, enforcing extremely strict Islamic rule of law throughout the land and oppressing the population. Unfortunately, today’s mass media focuses on these aspects of a country which has one of the oldest and richest cultures known to humankind.

Iran’s people are highly educated with a love for the arts, literature, poetry and culture. Hardworking, life-loving and warm hearted, Iranians are very much in need of change, of a new era. They experience many forms of censorship, and are not always able to express themselves or stand up for what they truly believe in. This series of photos depict the human experience, the heart and soul of the people of Iran, who are living as if imprisoned, but with the hope of experiencing freedom one day.—Ruben Salgado Escudero

Ruben Salgado Escudero is a freelance photographer currently based in Berlin. This work is from his series The Human Side of Iran.

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

Ruben-Salgado-Escudero photography

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  • Armand

    Well deserved Ruben.
    Beautiful, meaningful work helping to shed light where it is needed.

  • sheridan

    I was in Iran a couple of years ago. Travelled from west to east. One of the friendliest countries I have ever visited. Educated, inquisitive, and open people too.

  • Jafry

    I travelled very widely in Iran and found the country extremely friendlly, the country is beautiful, and people very friendly. The infrastructures is so well developed, I was amazed that a country with severe sanctions they are able to achieve so much.
    As for your comments regarding Iran being disliked, misunderstood and the Presdent being unstable, Mr. Ruben you just have to watch the speeches of Mr. Bush/Obama and other leaders how two sided the politics of USA and Iran is.