63 young people died and over 200 were severely injured at a Halloween party in Sweden in 1998. The children were between the ages 12 and 21.Masoud Owji, 17 years old .Masoud lost his left eye and his both hands but he did not loose his hope. 63 young people died and over 200 were severely injured at a Halloween party in Sweden in 1998. The children were between the ages 12 and 21.Masoud Owji, 17 years old .Masoud lost his left eye and his both hands but he did not loose his hope.
In Los Angeles, Iranian-Americans celebrate the fall festival of Mehregan, which honors friendship and love. In Los Angeles, Iranian-Americans celebrate the fall festival of Mehregan, which honors friendship and love.
Faz Poursohi and his wife, Fariba, enjoy a day by their swimming pool, with their daughter Bahar. They live in Danville, Calif. Mr. Poursohi is a chef and the owner of four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been in the United States since 1974. Faz Poursohi and his wife, Fariba, enjoy a day by their swimming pool, with their daughter Bahar. They live in Danville, Calif. Mr. Poursohi is a chef and the owner of four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been in the United States since 1974.
Farshad and Pega are Buddhists. They are new to Norway and hope to learn the language and find work, but also that they can one day live with their families in Iran. Farshad and Pega are Buddhists. They are new to Norway and hope to learn the language and find work, but also that they can one day live with their families in Iran.
Gelareh Esmailie and Mohammad Babazadeh with their kids at home. They immigrated to Canada in 2015, seeking better professional opportunities after living in Norway for five years. Gelareh Esmailie and Mohammad Babazadeh with their kids at home. They immigrated to Canada in 2015, seeking better professional opportunities after living in Norway for five years.
A gay Iranian couple at home in Toronto. 32-year-old, Mehyar Ghasemi and 30-year-old, Daniyal Mousavi, came to Toronto four years ago and moved in together two months ago. A gay Iranian couple at home in Toronto. 32-year-old, Mehyar Ghasemi and 30-year-old, Daniyal Mousavi, came to Toronto four years ago and moved in together two months ago.
Fazel has spent the last five years in a reception center, waiting for his application to be processed. He says it feels like he is living in a prison, and is being treated like an animal. Fazel’s hope is to get a positive answer from the Norwegian immigration authorities. Fazel has spent the last five years in a reception center, waiting for his application to be processed. He says it feels like he is living in a prison, and is being treated like an animal. Fazel’s hope is to get a positive answer from the Norwegian immigration authorities.
Banafsheh Akhlaghi, an Iranian-American lawyer, with her husband, James Almerico, at the Golden Gate Bridge. Banafsheh Akhlaghi, an Iranian-American lawyer, with her husband, James Almerico, at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Iranian diaspora in 'Tehranto'.  Iranian refugee families enjoy a Sunday picnic at Toronto Humber Bay Park. From the left: Sarvenaz Fahimi with her daughter and Behzad Abdolahi with his dog. Hana Khanjani taking a selfie with his father Nosrat Khanjani. Arash Tavakoli and Arezoo Victor talking together. Iranian diaspora in 'Tehranto'.  Iranian refugee families enjoy a Sunday picnic at Toronto Humber Bay Park. From the left: Sarvenaz Fahimi with her daughter and Behzad Abdolahi with his dog. Hana Khanjani taking a selfie with his father Nosrat Khanjani. Arash Tavakoli and Arezoo Victor talking together.
Soheila prepares for her wedding. She was born in Kurdistan, but grew up in Norway. Soheila has never been to Iran, but hope that she can visit her family there one day. Soheila prepares for her wedding. She was born in Kurdistan, but grew up in Norway. Soheila has never been to Iran, but hope that she can visit her family there one day.
PARADISE Nordagutu: About three years I have documented Mustafa's life. He was active in the  Oslo, Norway, 2011 Democratic Party of Kurdistan, and has been a refugee since he was 21 years old. For eight years he lived in an apartment in Nevsehir in Turkey with his wife Halima and their girls Donya and Darya. In Autumn 2010 the whole family in Norway, and they have now moved to Telemark in Norway. - Mustafa says he has found his paradise in Nordagutu ( Nordagutu is a small vilage in Telemark in Norway ) PARADISE Nordagutu: About three years I have documented Mustafa's life. He was active in the  Oslo, Norway, 2011 Democratic Party of Kurdistan, and has been a refugee since he was 21 years old. For eight years he lived in an apartment in Nevsehir in Turkey with his wife Halima and their girls Donya and Darya. In Autumn 2010 the whole family in Norway, and they have now moved to Telemark in Norway. - Mustafa says he has found his paradise in Nordagutu ( Nordagutu is a small vilage in Telemark in Norway )
Reza Moridi, 70, is a member of Canada’s Liberal Party and a member of the Ontario Parliament.  He, now, serves as Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. In this photo he is taking care of his daily tasks. Reza Moridi, 70, is a member of Canada’s Liberal Party and a member of the Ontario Parliament.  He, now, serves as Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. In this photo he is taking care of his daily tasks.
Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Niloofar Shirazi and Erfan Ebrahimi, a young Iranian couple at CN Tower, Toronto. The couple has been been together for about two years and they met each other at a concert. Niloofar Shirazi and Erfan Ebrahimi, a young Iranian couple at CN Tower, Toronto. The couple has been been together for about two years and they met each other at a concert.
MAP: A gang of four people were known in Istanbul in Turkey. They look at the map to add the route for onward journey. MAP: A gang of four people were known in Istanbul in Turkey. They look at the map to add the route for onward journey.
Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
A dinghy overcrowded with Iranian migrants arrives on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. A dinghy overcrowded with Iranian migrants arrives on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
Ankara, Turkey. Danika is 9 years old and has been living in Turkey for the past 2 years. Davood’s wife is from Philippines.  They met in Japan and married in Philippines.  Davood was introduced to Christianity through his wife and converted from Islam to Christianity in Iran.  His brother informed the authorities that Davood had changed his faith.  He had to flee out of Iran because he was scared of being prosecuted.  Davood is getting ready to go to church, where Iranian Christians get together once a week. Ankara, Turkey. Danika is 9 years old and has been living in Turkey for the past 2 years. Davood’s wife is from Philippines.  They met in Japan and married in Philippines.  Davood was introduced to Christianity through his wife and converted from Islam to Christianity in Iran.  His brother informed the authorities that Davood had changed his faith.  He had to flee out of Iran because he was scared of being prosecuted.  Davood is getting ready to go to church, where Iranian Christians get together once a week.
Ashura in Iran. According to one of the Shia faith Throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences. Ashura in Iran. According to one of the Shia faith Throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences.
Gilan is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, especially large reservoirs of oil and natural gas.  The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest  stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged. Indigenous peoples of the region include the ethnic Mazanderanis speaking an Iranian language which most resembles Gilaki. Gilan is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, especially large reservoirs of oil and natural gas.  The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest  stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged. Indigenous peoples of the region include the ethnic Mazanderanis speaking an Iranian language which most resembles Gilaki.
Coast of the Caspian Sea.  Iranianc women cannot swim in the sea with men without wearing the prerequisite the hijab covering. They need to be clothed on the beach as well. Coast of the Caspian Sea.  Iranianc women cannot swim in the sea with men without wearing the prerequisite the hijab covering. They need to be clothed on the beach as well.
IRAN’S BASIJ MILITIA . The Basij or “The Mobilised Oppressed” is a militia group made up entirely of volunteers. Practically every city in Iran includes a Basij organisation. Estimates of the scale of Basij membership varies wildly between 1 million to 8 million members, including women and boys over the age of 12. IRAN’S BASIJ MILITIA . The Basij or “The Mobilised Oppressed” is a militia group made up entirely of volunteers. Practically every city in Iran includes a Basij organisation. Estimates of the scale of Basij membership varies wildly between 1 million to 8 million members, including women and boys over the age of 12.
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveling by helicopter to visit several cities in Fars province. Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveling by helicopter to visit several cities in Fars province.
An Iranian student during a rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy outside the former U.S. embassy in downtown Tehran, capital of Iran, Nov. 2, 2008. An Iranian student during a rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy outside the former U.S. embassy in downtown Tehran, capital of Iran, Nov. 2, 2008.
The arrest of this family's father on charges of drug use in his house by the Zahedan Police. The arrest of this family's father on charges of drug use in his house by the Zahedan Police.
In 2009, following announcement of the results of the tenth round of Iran's presidential elections in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was again declared president, thousands of protesters viewing the election as a coup d'etat protested in Tehran and various other Iranian cities. In 2009, following announcement of the results of the tenth round of Iran's presidential elections in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was again declared president, thousands of protesters viewing the election as a coup d'etat protested in Tehran and various other Iranian cities.
Tehran - Saadabad Palace - Every year many corpses of the war dead from the eight year Iran -Iraq War are found.  Basiji militia-women participate in funeral ceremonies for the Iran Iraq War dead. Tehran - Saadabad Palace - Every year many corpses of the war dead from the eight year Iran -Iraq War are found.  Basiji militia-women participate in funeral ceremonies for the Iran Iraq War dead.
Iranian mullahs outside a shrine of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran Iranian mullahs outside a shrine of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran
A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008. A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008.
The Kikuyu came into Kenya during the Bantu migration and nowadays make up Kenya's most populous ethnic group (7.5 million). Traditionally, the Kikuyu are farmers; their homelands in the foothills of Mount Kenya are some of the most intensively farmed areas of the country. Many of Kikuyu have also become involved in business and politics (the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, was actually a Kikuyu). The Kikuyu came into Kenya during the Bantu migration and nowadays make up Kenya's most populous ethnic group (7.5 million). Traditionally, the Kikuyu are farmers; their homelands in the foothills of Mount Kenya are some of the most intensively farmed areas of the country. Many of Kikuyu have also become involved in business and politics (the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, was actually a Kikuyu).
Hundreds of African migrants await registration in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily. Hundreds of African migrants await registration in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily.
A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008. A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008.
Gaute Moseby Engebretsen, a Vikings veteran who breaths and bleeds Oslo Vikings. Gaute is a long time President, player and board member of the club and he is working hard to provide the players with the best base possible. Gaute Moseby Engebretsen, a Vikings veteran who breaths and bleeds Oslo Vikings. Gaute is a long time President, player and board member of the club and he is working hard to provide the players with the best base possible.
  • 63 young people died and over 200 were severely injured at a Halloween party in Sweden in 1998. The children were between the ages 12 and 21.Masoud Owji, 17 years old .Masoud lost his left eye and his both hands but he did not loose his hope.
    In Los Angeles, Iranian-Americans celebrate the fall festival of Mehregan, which honors friendship and love.
    Faz Poursohi and his wife, Fariba, enjoy a day by their swimming pool, with their daughter Bahar. They live in Danville, Calif. Mr. Poursohi is a chef and the owner of four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been in the United States since 1974.
    Farshad and Pega are Buddhists. They are new to Norway and hope to learn the language and find work, but also that they can one day live with their families in Iran.
    Gelareh Esmailie and Mohammad Babazadeh with their kids at home. They immigrated to Canada in 2015, seeking better professional opportunities after living in Norway for five years.
    A gay Iranian couple at home in Toronto. 32-year-old, Mehyar Ghasemi and 30-year-old, Daniyal Mousavi, came to Toronto four years ago and moved in together two months ago.
    Fazel has spent the last five years in a reception center, waiting for his application to be processed. He says it feels like he is living in a prison, and is being treated like an animal. Fazel’s hope is to get a positive answer from the Norwegian immigration authorities.
    Banafsheh Akhlaghi, an Iranian-American lawyer, with her husband, James Almerico, at the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Iranian diaspora in 'Tehranto'. Iranian refugee families enjoy a Sunday picnic at Toronto Humber Bay Park. From the left: Sarvenaz Fahimi with her daughter and Behzad Abdolahi with his dog. Hana Khanjani taking a selfie with his father Nosrat Khanjani. Arash Tavakoli and Arezoo Victor talking together.
    Soheila prepares for her wedding. She was born in Kurdistan, but grew up in Norway. Soheila has never been to Iran, but hope that she can visit her family there one day.
    PARADISE Nordagutu: About three years I have documented Mustafa's life. He was active in the Oslo, Norway, 2011 Democratic Party of Kurdistan, and has been a refugee since he was 21 years old. For eight years he lived in an apartment in Nevsehir in Turkey with his wife Halima and their girls Donya and Darya. In Autumn 2010 the whole family in Norway, and they have now moved to Telemark in Norway. - Mustafa says he has found his paradise in Nordagutu ( Nordagutu is a small vilage in Telemark in Norway )
    Reza Moridi, 70, is a member of Canada’s Liberal Party and a member of the Ontario Parliament. He, now, serves as Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. In this photo he is taking care of his daily tasks.
    Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Niloofar Shirazi and Erfan Ebrahimi, a young Iranian couple at CN Tower, Toronto. The couple has been been together for about two years and they met each other at a concert.
    MAP: A gang of four people were known in Istanbul in Turkey. They look at the map to add the route for onward journey.
    Fans of Esteghlal Iran looks on during the Friendly March between Esteghlal and Hammarby on March 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
    A dinghy overcrowded with Iranian migrants arrives on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
    Ankara, Turkey. Danika is 9 years old and has been living in Turkey for the past 2 years. Davood’s wife is from Philippines. They met in Japan and married in Philippines. Davood was introduced to Christianity through his wife and converted from Islam to Christianity in Iran. His brother informed the authorities that Davood had changed his faith. He had to flee out of Iran because he was scared of being prosecuted. Davood is getting ready to go to church, where Iranian Christians get together once a week.
    Ashura in Iran. According to one of the Shia faith Throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences.
    Gilan is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, especially large reservoirs of oil and natural gas. The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged. Indigenous peoples of the region include the ethnic Mazanderanis speaking an Iranian language which most resembles Gilaki.
    Coast of the Caspian Sea.  Iranianc women cannot swim in the sea with men without wearing the prerequisite the hijab covering. They need to be clothed on the beach as well.
    IRAN’S BASIJ MILITIA . The Basij or “The Mobilised Oppressed” is a militia group made up entirely of volunteers. Practically every city in Iran includes a Basij organisation. Estimates of the scale of Basij membership varies wildly between 1 million to 8 million members, including women and boys over the age of 12.
    Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveling by helicopter to visit several cities in Fars province.
    An Iranian student during a rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy outside the former U.S. embassy in downtown Tehran, capital of Iran, Nov. 2, 2008.
    The arrest of this family's father on charges of drug use in his house by the Zahedan Police.
    In 2009, following announcement of the results of the tenth round of Iran's presidential elections in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was again declared president, thousands of protesters viewing the election as a coup d'etat protested in Tehran and various other Iranian cities.
    Tehran - Saadabad Palace - Every year many corpses of the war dead from the eight year Iran -Iraq War are found.  Basiji militia-women participate in funeral ceremonies for the Iran Iraq War dead.
    Iranian mullahs outside a shrine of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran
    A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008.
    The Kikuyu came into Kenya during the Bantu migration and nowadays make up Kenya's most populous ethnic group (7.5 million). Traditionally, the Kikuyu are farmers; their homelands in the foothills of Mount Kenya are some of the most intensively farmed areas of the country. Many of Kikuyu have also become involved in business and politics (the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, was actually a Kikuyu).
    Hundreds of African migrants await registration in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily.
    A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008.
    India 2008. A woman walks down an alley in morning light, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. On March, 18, 2008.
    Gaute Moseby Engebretsen, a Vikings veteran who breaths and bleeds Oslo Vikings. Gaute is a long time President, player and board member of the club and he is working hard to provide the players with the best base possible.