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The mountain, #xinjiang, (eastern turkestan) #china. on the heights of mount altai, to celebrate his son’s circumcision, the family patriarch has slit the throat of a sheep and the children of the tribe are cooking it. kazakhs, uighurs and tajiks have left their marks on this area, now annexed by the chinese, with their culture, traditions and their languages, both turkic and persian. photograph captured while doing a reportage on the xinjiang for national geographic.#easternturkestan #easternturkistan #mountaltai #child #cooking #kazak #uighur #tradition #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 15 star 3,934 10 hours ago

International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking drugs or the torture of body and soul #karachi, #pakistan drugs and its counterpart, addiction, is a form of internal torture. while i was on assignment in pakistan for national geographic, i spent several days in an unlikely part of karachi, the worst slums of the city, far from the living, where mere survivors deferred death as they mutilated their bodies and souls even more with each sniff or shot of heroin. text written by rachel deghati. #drug #drugaddict #men #pakistanese #poverty #documentaryphotography #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 23 star 5,525 2 days ago

International widows’ day #volta region, #ghana dignity. i was traveling around the world putting together the book learning a living about innovative educational initiatives. in ghana, i witnessed a response to a societal problem that victimized widows. their status as widows deprived them of fundamental rights, so mama zimbi, a radio star with a charitable foundation, launched the widows alliance network to mobilize these women by creating a community of solidarity where they follow professional training workshops in the fields of health, agriculture, sewing, apiculture, to name a few. these workshops are the key to work and independence... in short, dignity. text by rachel deghati. published in the book "learning a living: radical innovation in education for work" (bloomsbury academic, 2013). #portrait #portraitphotography #portraitperfection #internationalwidowsday #woman #dignity #african #africa #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 77 star 8,255 4 days ago

Summer time mediterranean sea i crossed the mediterranean between algiers and marseille, a journey that marked the end of a reportage in algeria that had lasted several months and would culminate in a book written by yasmina khadra on this country that is so rich and appealing yet so little known. there were few passengers on board. the usual bustle on deck during this type of crossing had given way to peaceful tender scenes between lovers, friends, and a few families, along with a few solitary souls all of whom seemed caught up in the immensity of the sea and sky. a breath, an air from elsewhere... the call of a certain lightness, the slowing of a hectic pace. the call of silence making itself heard through the brouhaha of the world, providing the space for a moment of introspection. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment for a book on the country of algeria entitled "algérie" (michel lafon publishing, 2013). #sea #mediterranean #algeria #france #boat #travel #travelphotography #blue #bluewater #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 41 star 6,580 1 weeks ago

#beijing, the great wall of china dear friends, many of you have been asking about my books. i would like to share for the next weeks the covers of all of them in different languages and their story. this story is about a promise that one must never betray, a promise to my son delazad, of a journey across the world. when he was a little boy, delazad, would cry about being separated from me, and would hide in my suitcases. until one day i told him: “when you will turn 15 years old, we will embark together, just you and i, on a trip across the world.” years had passed and delazad started to absorb the world atlas, learning everything about different countries, while becoming an aspiring geographer. in may of 2008, delazad turned 15, in july, we took we fled in the direction of beijing, arriving in the middle of the olympic preparations. from there on, we decided to cross over china, mongolia, russia, caucasia, turkey, and central europe, and return to paris by train; our silk road. throughout the two months of travelling, as “modern sindbads” we sent letters and photos by mail or text messages to rachel; mother and spouse, and the central connection between us and our adventure. a childhood promise tells a story, through these letters and my images, of an initiatory adventure. it is a first life lesson and transition into adulthood for my son. for me, this trip was an opportunity for intimacy, conversation and a mutual understanding between us. at the beginning of the trip, in a letter to rachel, i wrote “i believe that this encounter with the unknown will inspire delazad to question his own identity and roots throughout this journey. after all, our encounters with radical opposites act as a mirror of who we really are.” available in french. to order: [email protected] #thegreatwall #thegreatwallofchina #china #fatherandson #complicity #familyfirst #familylove #journey #adventure #silkroad #travel #travelgram #book #cover #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 55 star 3,545 November 2016

#egypt, #cairo while on assignment for the national geographic magazine in the city of cairo, i was also covering the lively life by night of the city. make-believe suits the temper of cairo, whose manners and customs flavor the fables in arabian nights. "see the woman with the body of a snake" cries a barber at a street fair in a cairo slum. at a five-star hotel the props for a shoeshine include a king tutankhamun-style throne. text written by rachel deghati. #egyptian #night #man #tourism #show #lively #custom #woman #head #snake #fable #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ #rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 20 star 3,507 November 2016

#azerbaijan, #ismayilli region, #ivanovka village in azerbaijan, while working on a long term assignment, i found a very specific and interesting tradition. this picture belongs to a series of photo reports on the christian, muslim and jewish communities of azerbaijan, who inhabit the same land. this unique exhibition sheds light on the incredible assimilation of diverse religious groups all driven by the desire to share in a mutual respect that is not present in other countries. at a sunday “sobraniye” or service, the molokan pastor leads the traditional prayer. their prayer house has no icons or ornaments because they believe in worshiping god who cannot be seen. the molokans, known as “milk (moloko) drinkers,” are christian russians who refused to adhere to the fasts and rituals of the russian orthodox church. after being expelled from russia, they have struggled to preserve their 400-year-old way of life in azerbaijan in the face of emigration and the lack of social and economic support. the ivanovka village is home to the last group of prosperous molokans in the caucuses due to their preservation of a soviet era collective farm, the kolkhoz. text written by rachel deghati. #whitebeard #ivanovka #religious #book #reading #community #spirituality #tradition #christian #tolerance #christianity #pray #prayer #molokans #aztagram #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس#رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 64 star 5,668 last month

#turkmenistan #cheleken dear friends, many of you have been asking about my books. i would like to share for the next weeks the covers of all of them in different languages and their story. from venice to the depths of china, the silkroads remain nothing more but a mythical axis; a primary route which the orient and the occident have exchanged goods and ideas for centuries. today, the essence of this road persists in oases and caravansaries, in towns spread across old europe and the depths of asia. this sense of hospitality, harmony, the exchange between men and openness towards one another can be found in the land, heritage, and treasures hidden along the roads of trade and invention from istanbul to xi’an, from konya to samarkand, from baku to bamyan, where destroyed buddhas still appear to breathe from their own wisdom. there are countless messages of tolerance, as well as a sanctuary of ideas. during these troubled times of wounded civilizations, on the silkroads – the anti-route of crusades – revokes, on the contrary, for reconciliation. this route is also bringing us back to our origins and to a nostalgic nomadism. on the silkroads, a blend between the past and present, is a plunge into mysticism and at the same time an invitation into my journey. text by olivier weber. available in french. to order: [email protected] #grace #caspiansea #actress #actor #book #cover #rehearsal #poetry #tale #theatre #lyricism #harmonious #tradition #turkmen #caspian #folklore #jewelry #dance #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى# عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 27 star 5,885 November 2016

International day for the elimination of violence against women - 25 november #kurdistan regional government - iraq, #dohuk, wadi ngo for over thirty-five years, i have had many encounters with women who were victims of the violence prevalent in our world. widows, mothers, sisters, all in a state of emotional distress as they are forced into the harsh daily struggle of trying to ensure their family’s subsistence. they are also often the ones who go missing, the vulnerable targets of forced marriage and human trafficking. everywhere, i have watched them struggle for dignity for their families and themselves, as they patiently rebuild destroyed homes, search for those who have gone missing, and transmit a hope for a better future to their children. these women are the architects of our humanity. they weave an essential resilience into the invisible silence of their internal reconstruction. in iraqi kurdistan, the german ngo wadi provides support for yazidi women who have been kidnapped by the islamic state. while some of them have been able to escape, others were ransomed, and have subsequently managed to find refuge near duhok. the members of this ngo provide them with training in manual labor, psychological support and assists them in enabling them to attain a degree of autonomy. #woman #ngo #kurd #yazidi #freedom #internationalday #dignity #peace #middleeast #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 40 star 6,225 November 2016

The mountain, #xinjiang, (eastern turkestan) #china. on the heights of mount altai, to celebrate his son’s circumcision, the family patriarch has slit the throat of a sheep and the children of the tribe are cooking it. kazakhs, uighurs and tajiks have left their marks on this area, now annexed by the chinese, with their culture, traditions and their languages, both turkic and persian. photograph captured while doing a reportage on the xinjiang for national geographic.#easternturkestan #easternturkistan #mountaltai #child #cooking #kazak #uighur #tradition #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 15 star 3,934 10 hours ago

Portrait of a pretty young girl participating to the wedding. courtesy- @rezaphotography

comment 3 star 106 2 days ago

International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking drugs or the torture of body and soul #karachi, #pakistan drugs and its counterpart, addiction, is a form of internal torture. while i was on assignment in pakistan for national geographic, i spent several days in an unlikely part of karachi, the worst slums of the city, far from the living, where mere survivors deferred death as they mutilated their bodies and souls even more with each sniff or shot of heroin. text written by rachel deghati. #drug #drugaddict #men #pakistanese #poverty #documentaryphotography #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 23 star 5,525 2 days ago

comment 2 star 15 3 days ago

International widows’ day #volta region, #ghana dignity. i was traveling around the world putting together the book learning a living about innovative educational initiatives. in ghana, i witnessed a response to a societal problem that victimized widows. their status as widows deprived them of fundamental rights, so mama zimbi, a radio star with a charitable foundation, launched the widows alliance network to mobilize these women by creating a community of solidarity where they follow professional training workshops in the fields of health, agriculture, sewing, apiculture, to name a few. these workshops are the key to work and independence... in short, dignity. text by rachel deghati. published in the book "learning a living: radical innovation in education for work" (bloomsbury academic, 2013). #portrait #portraitphotography #portraitperfection #internationalwidowsday #woman #dignity #african #africa #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 77 star 8,255 4 days ago

Repostby @rezaphotography: "summer time mediterranean sea i crossed the mediterranean between algiers and marseille, a journey that marked the end of a reportage in algeria that had lasted several months and would culminate in a book written by yasmina khadra on this country that is so rich and appealing yet so little known. there were few passengers on board. the usual bustle on deck during this type of crossing had given way to peaceful tender scenes between lovers, friends, and a few families, along with a few solitary souls all of whom seemed caught up in the immensity of the sea and sky. a breath, an air from elsewhere... the call of a certain lightness, the slowing of a hectic pace. the call of silence making itself heard through the brouhaha of the world, providing the space for a moment of introspection. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment for a book on the country of algeria entitled "algérie" (michel lafon publishing, 2013). #sea #mediterranean #algeria #france #boat #travel #travelphotography #blue #bluewater #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety" )

comment 2 star 114 5 days ago

Summer time mediterranean sea i crossed the mediterranean between algiers and marseille, a journey that marked the end of a reportage in algeria that had lasted several months and would culminate in a book written by yasmina khadra on this country that is so rich and appealing yet so little known. there were few passengers on board. the usual bustle on deck during this type of crossing had given way to peaceful tender scenes between lovers, friends, and a few families, along with a few solitary souls all of whom seemed caught up in the immensity of the sea and sky. a breath, an air from elsewhere... the call of a certain lightness, the slowing of a hectic pace. the call of silence making itself heard through the brouhaha of the world, providing the space for a moment of introspection. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment for a book on the country of algeria entitled "algérie" (michel lafon publishing, 2013). #sea #mediterranean #algeria #france #boat #travel #travelphotography #blue #bluewater #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 41 star 6,580 1 weeks ago

Rezaphotography world refugee day #france the sos group celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary of major initiatives in tandem with a variety of associations that cure the ills of our society. my mission was to photograph the beneficiaries of these actions. i met with mansour, selina and their children, who had found asylum and a place to rebuild their lives in france. here is their story. they were forced to flee bangladesh. once they had arrived in france, they lived in a center for asylum seekers, a place where people from over twenty different countries lived together. all of them lived in the hope that the validity of their request for asylum would be recognized... “selina, my wife, worked for an ngo specializing in women’s rights, access to contraception and microcredit. her association was “disturbed” by religious extremists. they refused their access to a village and a member of the ngo was violently attacked. then i was called to the mosque where they told me that my wife and her colleagues were condemned to be s****d to death. a few days later, they burned our house down. my niece died in the fire. pressure increased and, to ensure the survival of our family, we had to leave. once we arrived in france, we were lodged in a center for asylum seekers. the office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides helped us put a dossier together. all this takes a long time. we remained at the center for over four years. our children were enrolled in school and learned french. we became friends with people from armenia, azerbaijan, chechnya, the ivory coast, iraq... each one of them carries the suffering they endured in their country. but the conditions at the center were such that we all begin to rebuild and recover. this summer, we got our papers. what a relief! today, a new life begins for us.” published in "personne n'est au bout de son histoire - le groupe sos vu par reza" . #refugee #refugeeday #worldrefugeeday #bangladesh #refugeestories #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى thephotosociety

comment 0 star 5 1 weeks ago

World refugee day #france the sos group celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary of major initiatives in tandem with a variety of associations that cure the ills of our society. my mission was to photograph the beneficiaries of these actions. i met with mansour, selina and their children, who had found asylum and a place to rebuild their lives in france. here is their story. they were forced to flee bangladesh. once they had arrived in france, they lived in a center for asylum seekers, a place where people from over twenty different countries lived together. all of them lived in the hope that the validity of their request for asylum would be recognized... “selina, my wife, worked for an ngo specializing in women’s rights, access to contraception and microcredit. her association was “disturbed” by religious extremists. they refused their access to a village and a member of the ngo was violently attacked. then i was called to the mosque where they told me that my wife and her colleagues were condemned to be s****d to death. a few days later, they burned our house down. my niece died in the fire. pressure increased and, to ensure the survival of our family, we had to leave. once we arrived in france, we were lodged in a center for asylum seekers. the office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides helped us put a dossier together. all this takes a long time. we remained at the center for over four years. our children were enrolled in school and learned french. we became friends with people from armenia, azerbaijan, chechnya, the ivory coast, iraq... each one of them carries the suffering they endured in their country. but the conditions at the center were such that we all begin to rebuild and recover. this summer, we got our papers. what a relief! today, a new life begins for us.” published in "personne n'est au bout de son histoire - le groupe sos vu par reza" . #refugee #refugeeday #worldrefugeeday #bangladesh #refugeestories #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 17 star 4,832 2 weeks ago

Father's day #xinjiang #china for this special day of celebration of fathers around the world, i wanted to share with you this picture of father and son on yack in the province of xinjiang in china (#easternturkistan) and a poem written by khalil gibran in his book the prophet your children are not your children. they are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. they come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. you may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. you may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. you may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. text written by rachel deghati. #fatherandson #fatherday #father #son #easterturkestan #yack #complicity #family #photodocumentary #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 40 star 6,494 2 weeks ago

#repost @rezaphotography (@get_repost) ・・・ friendship in the middle of nowhere. saudi arabia. rub al khali desert known as empty quarter, in the uruq bani maarid reserve, two #bedouins of the# yam tribe share a bowl of water. picture taken while on assignment for national geographic magazine in saudi arabia. text written by rachel deghati. published in "sinbad by reza" (glénat publishing, 2009). #saudiarabia #desert#tribe #khalidesert #emptyquarter #travelphotographer #photodocumentary #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 1 star 19 2 weeks ago

Friendship in the middle of nowhere. saudi arabia. rub al khali desert known as empty quarter, in the uruq bani maarid reserve, two #bedouins of the# yam tribe share a bowl of water. picture taken while on assignment for national geographic magazine in saudi arabia. text written by rachel deghati. published in "sinbad by reza" (glénat publishing, 2009). #saudiarabia #desert#tribe #khalidesert #emptyquarter #travelphotographer #photodocumentary #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 42 star 6,810 2 weeks ago

Iraqi kurdistan since 2013, i have conducted a large-scale photography project about these people - their ability to resist, their hopes and sorrows, and the way they organize the culture and spirituality of their society. a people with an ancient culture, including that of being fighters on horseback, i also discovered their incredibly skilled horsemen whose power is only equalled by their grace. a horseman at full gallop near the great zab river. published in the collector book "kurdistan_renaissance".text written by rachel deghati. #iraqikurdistan #horse #man #barzan #barzani #molamostafabarzani #kurdistanrenaissance #kurd #lights #movement #kurdistan #picoftheday #igers #mostafabarzani#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 69 star 7,064 2 weeks ago

#rensta #repost: @rezaphotography via @renstapp ··· “ escape #pakistan. the mountains had quaked violently. each jolt left another village buried beneath the rubble, destroyed more homes, and left more deaths in its wake. the innumerable survivors wandered about in a daze, broken by those instants when the calm of their everyday lives was shattered. to the north of the country, those who were able had found refuge in the camps whose perimeter was surrounded by barbed wire. they had been living there for a year. i came upon these two very young children, who seemed to want to stage a breakout, conscious of the potential danger of the barbed wire. photograph taken during a reportage on pakistan for national geographic. text written by rachel deghati. published in reporters without borders (2008). #children #barbed #lostchildhood #solidarity #refugee #refugeecamp #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 0 star 26 3 weeks ago

#egypt, nile delta, near the town of #tanis. cotton fields, the working children have their back bent under the sun and the supervisor's stick shots that sanction those deemed too slow. planting the rice shoots, in tight rows, on a straight line, is a grueling job. each child is paid 80 cents for twelve hours of daily work. the owner of this plantation monitors work in the shade of an umbrella. this photo was shot during a reportage on the delta of the nile for national geographic magazine. text written by rachel deghati. #niledelta #ricefield #hardwork #hardworkers #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 262 star 4,977 3 weeks ago

Light @regrann from @rezaphotography - #tuareg #algeria. #assekrem valley. on the road between tamanrasset and the plain of assekrem, i met him, a young tuareg. nomads whose homeland is the sahara, which extends across several countries, are referred to, using the arabic term, as tuaregs but they refer to themselves as the kel tamashaq or kel tagelmust. in the 20th century, the tuaregs began to live sedentary lives. in algeria, many of them have congregated in the city of tamanrasset and its suburbs. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment for a book on the country of algeria entitled "algérie" (michel lafon publishing, 2013). #portrait #man #sahara #portraitperfection #portraitphotography #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety - #regrann

comment 0 star 56 3 weeks ago