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A Look Inside Modern Iran
On a month-long expedition, photographer Bobby Model and writer Kira Salak examined the ancient cities and remotest corners of this harsh land. The reward: a rare glimpse into the heart of a nation on the brink.
Photograph by Bobby Model

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While following British explorer Freya Stark's travels in the Hindimini region in western Iran (documented in her 1934 classic The Valleys of the Assassins), we struggled to find her route and often had to stop to ask local people to point out where various landmarks were to orientate ourselves. Here our guide Abbas translates writer Kira Salak's questions to a local boy.
Contributing Photographer Bobby Model

Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: 28-70mm @ f/2.8 
Film: Fujichrome Provia 100F 

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