Princess Farahnaz 1973, St. Moritz

1973, St. Moritz:
Her Imperial Highness Farahnaz of Iran.
Photo by Rainer Binder.

Shah of Iran @ National Portrait Gallery

Boris Chaliapin (1904-1979).
Gouache, watercolor and graphite pencil.
End of 1940s, early 1950s.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

All the way from Lahijan

My cousin brought me some pure Iranian tea.

Morning traffic

Calle Siete Culebras.

Courageous Bahá'í poet


Baha'i poet Mahvash Sabet, who was jailed for nearly a decade in Iran, has been selected as the 2017 International Writer of Courage.

Sabet was one of seven Baha'i leaders arrested in 2008 and convicted of espionage and spreading propaganda against the clerical establishment.

She was released in September.

Baha’is face state persecution in Iran where their faith is not recognized in the country’s constitution.

I love Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays...

Soraya in the living room.

Is that so?


Golriz made history


New Zealand's official election results have seen the country's first-ever refugee elected to Parliament.

Ms Ghahraman has a lot to celebrate - she's making history. When she's sworn in as an MP, she'll be New Zealand's first refugee to do so.

The Green MP is a human rights lawyer by trade and has an impressive record, taking on war criminals from Cambodia and Yugoslavia at The Hague. 

"My childhood was marred by war and repression and my parents weren't willing to raise a little girl in those conditions so they escaped," Ms Ghahraman told media.

"That place was Iran, which had been gripped by Revolution and taken over by a repressive regime that targeted minorities."


Ye Toman

Collectors' item?


Our own Kardashians...