Unique collection of photos that represent the artistic impulses of a rural notable from the Baharlu (Baharloo) tribe. The photos give us an intimate glimpse of the multiple dimensions of tribal life, including economic and cultural, as well as documenting the many changes that occurring in the region, and the country, during the 1950-60s.
The Baharlu (Baharloo) tribe lived in the Southern Zagros Mountains near Shiraz, Iran.
Please note that many of these photos are still being developed and so do not represent the final product of my restoration and preservation efforts.
man with hat-young bride (A Baharloo tribe bride, Zagros Mts, Iran, circa 1960) scarf dance-3 hatted men traveling musicians-wedding tent + dancers 2 walkers-wheatchaff man & family-five standing men 2 fetching water-fighting w/ sticks 4 dudes in cotton-gyps cotton trek-clan Meeting hunt antalope-resting girls waiting with cotton- 4 plus donkey bride-dancers 3 5 men standing-6 transactors-dancers at camp dance at the oasis-passing beauty gypsy 2-encampment sort dates 2-village feast girl 1-4 cotton pickers 10 dancers-waiting hagglers-weighers circle Dance-drinks 2