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In Kashan, Iran

In Kashan, Iran

Iranians love taking photos of themselves, their family, famous sights and above all of foreigners. This reminded of our travel through southwestern China where Gilles became the photographic object of desire of young Chinese women. In India Heidi was frequently asked to pose with large families. What a blessing to have such freedom in an Islamic country where it can be truly touchy to take pictures, especially of women.

The reward of all this posing is a heap of great memories. In particular teenagers on school trips could not wait to swallow up one of us, shrieking and shoving. Twice we were invited to a home for dinner, which greatly extended the scoop of motifs from groups of girls gathering around us to families in their very different surroundings.


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