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Marking the 30th

05 May 2009 23:27No Comments

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The Islamic Republic, three decades later...

February 2009 marked the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Photojournalist Fabio Bucciarelli (see below) traveled there and documented a society caught between tradition and modernity. (Click on any photo for a slideshow.)

Revolution and exile are recurring themes in our coverage this year. Please find a selection below. But first, the $75 million question:

Why has the Islamic Republic Survived?

Children of the Revolution

The Revolution in Restrospect by Fariba Pajooh | What do the kids think?

The Other Revolution by Kamin Mohammadi | The sexual revolution.

Three decades in the wilderness by Iason Athanasiadis | Independence has a price.

The Rise and Fall of Mohammad Khatami by Golnoush Niknejad | The internet changes everything.

A Veil for Dating by Golnoush Niknejad | Online before the filter regime


The End of a Childhood by Kamin Mohammadi | Making a new home in London.

What I saw at the Revolution by Porochista Khakpour | Growing up in L.A. with pictures of the Shah.

The House in Shemiran by Golnoush Niknejad | Looking back.


Diaspora marks 30th by Niloufar Talebi | What's a '79er?

Tehran Calling by Golnoush Niknejad | Iranian underground music

Contempory Iran by Iason Athanasiadis | The Middle East's most diverse ethnic and religious culture.

About the photographer -

Fabio Bucciarelli was born in Turin, Italy in 1980. A telecommunications engineer with a specialization in digital images, Fabio is a graduate of Politecnico in Turin and Politecnica in Valencia, Spain, where he spent the last four years developing his technique as a photojournalist. Last year, he founded ToriniPress in partnership with PremsaBarcelona.
Fabio started documenting news and events, initially in Italy, and now works with major news organizations worldwide, including LaPresse and the Associated Press. In February, he traveled to Iran to capture the face of the Islamic Republic 30 years after the revolution.
Contact: torinopress@gmail.com
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