Though not Iran’s oldest city, the bustling metropolis of Tehran is not without its own compelling charm. Home to over 10 million Iranians, the largely concrete skyline is set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Alborz mountains which rise out of the smog below. Nowhere will you sample a flavor of contemporary Iranian life more than Tehran.
Background image by Hossein Rivandi
Impactful Wall Print
A minimalistic wall print showcasing the Milad Tower in the distance, the contemporary symbol of Tehran. The photo was captured by the lens of talented local photographer Mehrshad Rajabi.
When you acquire this print, you bring a piece of the city's essence into your space and support the artist and the local community. 50% of profits go to Children of Persia, a local NGO, and a smaller percentage goes to the artist. It is an impactful contribution and collaboration between you and the local community.
See below for more details on the positive impact of this print.
Mehrshad Rajabi is a photographer from Tehran who is currently based in Toronto, Canada. He loves capturing photos of his native Tehran in both film and digital. Check out more of his work on Unsplash and Instagram
Children of Persia
Established over two decades ago by a group of compassionate and caring friends, Children of Persia provides sustainable assistance to the underprivileged children of Iran. Since its inception with a small group of volunteers, it has grown into a large network of individuals sharing the conviction that the act of kindness and giving, no matter how small, creates a small ripple and a sea of change.
A visual journey of Tehran, as captured by warmly and beautifully by a local creative named Tara in her Instagram account "Iran on Film"
Auditory exploration of the city/region. Sounds, playlists, and other interesting content. (more to come)
Sounds of Tehran
The short film features Nesa, a 34-year-old DJ, producer and founder of Deep House Tehran, a community platform at the forefront of Iran’s burgeoning underground electronic music culture. She started DJing as a teenager, before moving onto making her own tracks and then sound art — twisting and tweaking recordings of Tehran to form intriguing new creations.
AUDIO POSTCARDS FROM TEHRAN
Sonic Tehran is an interdisciplinary project exploring Tehran as a sounded space and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project asks how sound shapes, and is shaped by, the urban environment. It asks what an in-depth attention to sound might reveal about the city, its shared spaces and conflicted history.
Sounds of Tehran (Continued)
Listen to sounds from different neighborhoods or landmarks across Tehran
A series of playlist by Gooshyar with a focus on showcasing contemporary Iranian artists and songs.