Afro-Iran: The Unknown Minority

By Mahdi Ehsaei

AED 175.00

Afro Iran shows a side of the country, which is unknown even to the locals. It visits a place that is inhabited by the descendants of the traders and the slaves from Africa. The Hormozgan province in the Persian Gulf is a traditional and historical region with a diverse and unexplored population.
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About the Book:

Afro Iran shows a side of the country, which is unknown even to the locals. It visits a place that is inhabited by the descendants of the traders and the slaves from Africa. 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 for 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, for Iran unusual, African consciousness. 

 

About the Photographer:

Mahdi Ehsaei was born to Iranian parents in Germany in 1989 and grew up in a bicultural environment with an influence of Persian culture and tradition within the context of the German society. For his work on Afro-Iran, he set out to the Hormozgan Province on the Persian Gulf of Iran to shed some light on and visually document a community of people that, like him, represent the complexities of their own hyphenated identities.

 

Book Specifications:

Title: Afro-Iran

ISBN-10: 3868286551

ISBN-13: 978-3868286557

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Photographer: Mahdi Ehsaei

Language: English, Persian

Dimensions: 23 x 28 cm

Price: 175 AED

Cover: Hard cover

Pages: 96 pages with 46 color photographs