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Two worlds in #xinjiang, #china (eastern turkestan), the vast desert of taklamakan, (whose name means “the sea of death”) has long been bordered by a few towns built around oases along the legendary silk road. today, the #uyghur shepherds, mounted on horseback, drive their flocks of sheep and camels by oil refineries. photograph taken during a reportage on xinjiang for national geographic magazine. text written by rachel deghati. #easternturkestan #man #shepherd #horse #pasture #tribe #easternturkistan #plain #mountains #tradition #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety #uighur #turkistan

comment 23 star 4,743 15 hours ago

#china at the town of #xining, in the chinese province of #qinghai, the large mosque of #dongguan welcomes many believers since the population is mostly of the #muslim #faith. constructed in the 14th century, it has since been renovated and enlarged. when i was in the region on assignment for national geographic, i participated in the friday prayer which brings the quarter around the mosque to life. here, along a hallway lined with painted wood, remainders of the past, a #han beggar waits in hope of alms. text written by rachel deghati. #chinese #fervor #religion #muslim #prayer #fervor #fridayprayer #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #عكاس#رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 37 star 6,784 Yesterday

National geographic fotoğrafçılarından @rezaphotography çektiği fotoğrafın hikayesini aktarıyor: İstanbul'da bulunduğum bir akşamdı. gökyüzü aniden yarıldı, akşam sakinliğini bozarak İstanbul'un meşgul, sıkıcı gürültüsüne bir anda son verdi. karadeniz'in ve akdeniz'in, asya'nın ve avrupa'nın bir araya gelerek oluşturduğu boğaz; bir an için, yağmur tanrılarından gelen gazap ile şaşırtıcı bir şekilde durma noktasına geldi. İstanbul şehri de bir an durdu. Şehrin iki yakasını aynı zamanda kıtaları ve doğu ile batı'yı da birbirine bağlayan İstanbul boğazı’nın dostane köprüsü, fırtına tarafından kuşatılarak kırılganlaştı. İnsanlık tarihinin kalbinde, boğaz her daim imparatorlukların önemli olaylarına sahne olmuştur: persler ve yunanlılar arasındaki çatışmalara; haçlı seferleri için doğuya doğru ilerleyen fetihe aç yollara ve osmanlıların beş yüz yıl boyunca dünyayı yönettiği topkapı sarayı’na... türkiye'deki pek çok hikayeyi dinlerken, doğu ile batı arasındaki çekişmeye paralel olarak gelişen modernleşme ve gelenek arasındaki gerilimin ülkenin kültüründe zenginleşmelere ve kırılmalara sebep olduğuna tanık oldum. metin: rachel deghati "savaş + barış" (national geographic yayınları, 2007), "reza, savaş ile barış arasında” (national geographic yayınları, 2008​ ​) #storm #night #lights #sea #bosphorusbridge #sky #picoftheday #igers#bosphorus #istanbul #turkey #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan @thephotosociety

comment 9 star 1,921 Yesterday

World water day #khvajeh baha od din, #takhar province, #afghanistan nourishing and vital, water is at the heart of all life everywhere. half of all workers in the world, 1.5 billion people, are employed in sectors relating to water, and being creatures made up of mostly water, we are all linked by this substance. however, humanity is a far cry from rendering water its due and preserving it as it deserves. twenty-two years after the creation of world water day by the united nations, the crucial need for water conservation remains and each day it becomes more urgent to preserve this treasure that nature has provided. here, a refugee girl living at the camp of moghol-gheshlagh with families who fled the taliban, draws water from a polluted river. #waterislife #wateriswork #worldwaterday #afghan #woman #water #river #pollution #environment #unitednations #un #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 33 star 5,913 5 days ago

#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 3,517 November 2016

Movement #france i have always been a great reader of poetry. i was raised in the persian culture which is profoundly marked by great poets like saadi, hafez and rumi, to cite only a few among so many, both from centuries past, as well as contemporaries. they are the very breath of persian culture and society. reading poetry has enabled me to maintain a link with my identity throughout my life, but it has also helped sustain me through many dark hours in my time as a witness of man’s inhumanity to man. the sufi poet rumi evokes the state of trance. i wanted to create an image of this form of osmosis between thought, beauty and the body – all this is translated into the freedom and grace of movement. the iranian sufi dancer shahrokh meskhin is a master of this type of transcendence. text written by rachel deghati. published in "l'envol, la conférence des oiseaux" (democratic books publishing, 2001).#dance #dancer #danceislife #poetry #rumi #rumilove #movement #shahrokhmeshkinghalam #iranian_gram #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 29 star 4,652 3 days ago

#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 5,912 November 2016

Impossible dialogue #afghanistan, #paktika region, #shkin village in 2004, i was on assignment for national geographic magazine for a story entitled "tracking the ghost of bin laden". i was in the “tribal zone", a dangerous area between pakistan and afghanistan. during this assignment, i had the chance to spend some days following the american soldiers in their daily life. that day, the commander was gathering waziri tribes’ chiefs in the courtyard of the mosque of the village in the pashtun tribal zone of waziristan. he was part of the alpha company, second battalion, 27th infantry regiment which collects information on the moves of the taliban and the fighters linked to al-qaeda in exchange of financial and material aid. these chiefs will all be photographed and filed by american soldiers. the pashtun population lives in this rocky region divided by the border between pakistan and afghanistan, the “durand line” drawn by the british diplomat sir henry mortimer durand in 1893. text written by rachel deghati. #pashtun #tribalzone #assignment #waziristan #tribe #waziri #village #jerga #fight #fighter #afghan #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ ​#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 22 star 4,391 October 2016

#egypt 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. “sindbad” is my vision of the immutable orient yet so sensitive to the turbulences of modern times. a journey that mocks the time and space, narrated by geographer pierre gentelle in the wake of sinbad the sailor. “ the sailor on the cover of this book might be sinbad in person. this character of the thousand and one nights embodies numerous travelers and legendary adventurers who visited lands and seas from the columns of hercules to beyond the straits of sunda islands. during the past thirty five years, i have brought images of the east, exploring what remains of the ancient ways of living in societies that are marked by the onslaught of the modern world. the seven stories of sinbad, which combine my pictures and texts of geographer pierre gentelle pose a brotherly eye on faces and scenes of today, sometimes resembling so much, old paintings. they express the happiness of celebrating and sharing the pain of injustice or pleas for peace. they highlight the simple life, crafts careful not to damage the planet, gatherings of families and friends around a fire or a meal. for all sindbads, be they from cairo or baghdad, from hormuz or calicut, be they called reza or pierre, we all travel to meet the realities of our time as well as traditions and ancestral wisdom. what better place than a bazaar, a caravanserai or a rug in a simple hut to raise the issue of boundaries between civilizations and the future of the children of the current century? available in french. for christmas, collector book signed by reza: [email protected] #harmony #man #book #cover #beautifulman #sindbad #youngman #damietta #mediterranean #egyptian #perfection #elegance #portrait #northafrica #photooftheday #photojournalism #face #niledelta #turban #beauty #reza ​#rezaphoto#rezadeghati#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ ​@thephotosociety

comment 40 star 4,157 November 2016

Prochaine #expo à l'#arsenalmetz ! "une terre, une famille" de reza #photographe // vernissage ven. 7 avril à 18h30 🔹entrée libre (photo : reza) #metz #citemusicalemetz #expophotos #rezaphoto #rezaphotography #photographies #instaexpo #enjoymoselle #igersmetz #igersnancy

comment 0 star 20 13 hours ago

Two worlds in #xinjiang, #china (eastern turkestan), the vast desert of taklamakan, (whose name means “the sea of death”) has long been bordered by a few towns built around oases along the legendary silk road. today, the #uyghur shepherds, mounted on horseback, drive their flocks of sheep and camels by oil refineries. photograph taken during a reportage on xinjiang for national geographic magazine. text written by rachel deghati. #easternturkestan #man #shepherd #horse #pasture #tribe #easternturkistan #plain #mountains #tradition #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety #uighur #turkistan

comment 23 star 4,743 15 hours ago

National geographic fotoğrafçılarından @rezaphotography çektiği fotoğrafın hikayesini aktarıyor: İstanbul'da bulunduğum bir akşamdı. gökyüzü aniden yarıldı, akşam sakinliğini bozarak İstanbul'un meşgul, sıkıcı gürültüsüne bir anda son verdi. karadeniz'in ve akdeniz'in, asya'nın ve avrupa'nın bir araya gelerek oluşturduğu boğaz; bir an için, yağmur tanrılarından gelen gazap ile şaşırtıcı bir şekilde durma noktasına geldi. İstanbul şehri de bir an durdu. Şehrin iki yakasını aynı zamanda kıtaları ve doğu ile batı'yı da birbirine bağlayan İstanbul boğazı’nın dostane köprüsü, fırtına tarafından kuşatılarak kırılganlaştı. İnsanlık tarihinin kalbinde, boğaz her daim imparatorlukların önemli olaylarına sahne olmuştur: persler ve yunanlılar arasındaki çatışmalara; haçlı seferleri için doğuya doğru ilerleyen fetihe aç yollara ve osmanlıların beş yüz yıl boyunca dünyayı yönettiği topkapı sarayı’na... türkiye'deki pek çok hikayeyi dinlerken, doğu ile batı arasındaki çekişmeye paralel olarak gelişen modernleşme ve gelenek arasındaki gerilimin ülkenin kültüründe zenginleşmelere ve kırılmalara sebep olduğuna tanık oldum. metin: rachel deghati "savaş + barış" (national geographic yayınları, 2007), "reza, savaş ile barış arasında” (national geographic yayınları, 2008​ ​) #storm #night #lights #sea #bosphorusbridge #sky #picoftheday #igers#bosphorus #istanbul #turkey #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan @thephotosociety

comment 9 star 1,921 Yesterday

#china at the town of #xining, in the chinese province of #qinghai, the large mosque of #dongguan welcomes many believers since the population is mostly of the #muslim #faith. constructed in the 14th century, it has since been renovated and enlarged. when i was in the region on assignment for national geographic, i participated in the friday prayer which brings the quarter around the mosque to life. here, along a hallway lined with painted wood, remainders of the past, a #han beggar waits in hope of alms. text written by rachel deghati. #chinese #fervor #religion #muslim #prayer #fervor #fridayprayer #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #عكاس#رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 37 star 6,784 Yesterday

#اسب #سرکش #شاعر #سایه سیرنگ اسب سرکش زندگیم می تازد هم چنان ومن برآن سوار در این دشتِ بی کران هی می کنم این سپید یال را هی هی تنمان تنیده درهم تیغ نگاه مان به افق هی می کنم این اَشَه، این شاهوار ، این زیبایِ چموش را هی هی گویی،کسی در تعقیب ماست میخواهم نرسد دست فتنه گر سرنوشت به پهنای تن ما هی هی ..... #horse #animal #photography #rezaphotography #photograph #sports #freeze #motion #wild_horses

comment 2 star 21 2 days ago

Movement #france i have always been a great reader of poetry. i was raised in the persian culture which is profoundly marked by great poets like saadi, hafez and rumi, to cite only a few among so many, both from centuries past, as well as contemporaries. they are the very breath of persian culture and society. reading poetry has enabled me to maintain a link with my identity throughout my life, but it has also helped sustain me through many dark hours in my time as a witness of man’s inhumanity to man. the sufi poet rumi evokes the state of trance. i wanted to create an image of this form of osmosis between thought, beauty and the body – all this is translated into the freedom and grace of movement. the iranian sufi dancer shahrokh meskhin is a master of this type of transcendence. text written by rachel deghati. published in "l'envol, la conférence des oiseaux" (democratic books publishing, 2001).#dance #dancer #danceislife #poetry #rumi #rumilove #movement #shahrokhmeshkinghalam #iranian_gram #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 29 star 4,652 3 days ago

Repost from @rezaphotography world water day #khvajeh baha od din, #takhar province, #afghanistan nourishing and vital, water is at the heart of all life everywhere. half of all workers in the world, 1.5 billion people, are employed in sectors relating to water, and being creatures made up of mostly water, we are all linked by this substance. however, humanity is a far cry from rendering water its due and preserving it as it deserves. twenty-two years after the creation of world water day by the united nations, the crucial need for water conservation remains and each day it becomes more urgent to preserve this treasure that nature has provided. here, a refugee girl living at the camp of moghol-gheshlagh with families who fled the taliban, draws water from a polluted river. #waterislife #wateriswork #worldwaterday #afghan #woman #water #river #pollution #environment #unitednations #un #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 0 star 20 5 days ago

Photo by @rezaphotography text by reza: nowruz aqrah, nineveh governorate, kurdistan regional government, iraq in front of a crowd gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring, a young dancer of a folklore group wears a scarf in the colors of kurdistan since 2013, i have been working on a book and exhibition project on the kurdistan regional government in iraq. i wanted to highlight its culture, its country and its people that, in the midst of troubled times, seek to bring peace to the middle east. each year, throughout the world, notably in central asia and in the caucasus, almost 300 million people of persian origin celebrate the festival of nowruz, the zoroastrian commemoration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. the idea of renewal is at the heart of these ancient celebrations, the soaring of new hopes and dreams – in this case that of a people who want to find a lasting and necessary peace. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdish #kurd #kurdistan #kurdistani #nowruz #celebration #spring #newyear #nowrouz #freedom #hope #peace #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety #streetphoto_iran #مستند_اجتماعی

comment 2 star 491 5 days ago

World water day #khvajeh baha od din, #takhar province, #afghanistan nourishing and vital, water is at the heart of all life everywhere. half of all workers in the world, 1.5 billion people, are employed in sectors relating to water, and being creatures made up of mostly water, we are all linked by this substance. however, humanity is a far cry from rendering water its due and preserving it as it deserves. twenty-two years after the creation of world water day by the united nations, the crucial need for water conservation remains and each day it becomes more urgent to preserve this treasure that nature has provided. here, a refugee girl living at the camp of moghol-gheshlagh with families who fled the taliban, draws water from a polluted river. #waterislife #wateriswork #worldwaterday #afghan #woman #water #river #pollution #environment #unitednations #un #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 33 star 5,913 5 days ago

Photo by @rezaphotography // #pakistan, #karachi. i was attending to the wedding of benazir bhutto and asif zardari at the clifton palace garden in karachi. they had an almost traditional pakistani wedding, but benazir made the choice of a "simple" wedding. this young woman came to see benazir bhutto. #benazirbhutto #asifzardari #woman #traditional #portrait #beauty #beautiful #look #pakistanese #grace #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety #amazingculture

comment 0 star 10 6 days ago

Photo by @rezaphotography daily bath village of chanjon, #rio, #guatemala, after having crossed the mountains and plateaus, passing by small towns nestled in the valleys, we reach the tiny guatemalan hamlet of chanjon, consisting of but a few houses, no more than fifteen. the families animate this community, sharing their daily routines, their work tending the earth and the coffee harvest. in this rural and isolated environment, 1,800 meters in altitude, the day commences with the sunrise and the sound of a rooster crowing. the women play the role of housekeepers in the morning. some of them among the community have chosen to be single, raising their children on their own. members of this community of 22 families joined an association called “asdeflor” in order to unite the strengths of each individual and to share out the products of the harvest. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment on aaa sustainable quality program, published in the book "soul of coffee", michel lafon publishing in seven langages. #woman #farm #farmer #worker #child #coffee #coffeeworker #plantation #bath #cultivator #labor #baby #community #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى# عكاس @thephotosociety #amazingculture

comment 0 star 22 6 days ago

Regram @rezaphotography #pakistan, #balochistan i was fortunate to have been able to discover the arid region of balochistan in pakistan while working on assignment for national geographic. in this region, it is not only the children who suffer from the lack of educational institutions, but the entire population who have been abandoned by the ruling powers. the money from the pipeline that wends its way past their miserable habitations goes right into the pockets of the “lords of the punjab,” thus dubbed by the venerable baloch chief, akbar bugti. bugti was a former minister and member of parliament who was assassinated when he tried to fight for balochi rights. in that region, the poorest of the poor are undoubtedly the nomadic tribes, who constantly wander the barren mountains, like this young nomad girl. text written by rachel deghati. published in "l'envol, la conférence des oiseaux" (democratic books publishing, 2001).#portrait #girl #akbarbugti #pakistanese #sadness #balochiculture #balochigirls #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 0 star 23 1 weeks ago

National geographic fotoğrafçılarından @rezaphotography çektiği fotoğrafın hikayesini anlatıyor: yeryüzü korkunç bir şekilde sarsıldı, toprak yarıldı ve her şeyi yuttu...binlerce can verildi. bir yaz gecesiydi. ben de türkiye'deydim. sismologların "anadolu fayı" adını verdikleri hat üzerinde haftalarca çalıştım. geçmişte de bir deprem sonrası avrupa ve asya arasındaki kırılmayla oluşan boğaz, toprak titremesinin neden olduğu seller nedeniyle küçük bir göle dönüşerek #karadeniz’i oluşturmuştu. nuh efsanesinin de bu olayla ilgili olduğuna inanılır. metin: rachel deghati #sea #anatolian #bosphorus #turkish #earthquake #earth #blacksea #nature #naturelover #naturaldisaster#picoftheday #igers#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan @thephotosociety

comment 4 star 1,678 1 weeks ago

By @rezaphotography nowruz aqrah, nineveh governorate, kurdistan regional government, iraq in front of a crowd gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring, a young dancer of a folklore group wears a scarf in the colors of kurdistan since 2013, i have been working on a book and exhibition project on the kurdistan regional government in iraq. i wanted to highlight its culture, its country and its people that, in the midst of troubled times, seek to bring peace to the middle east. each year, throughout the world, notably in central asia and in the caucasus, almost 300 million people of persian origin celebrate the festival of nowruz, the zoroastrian commemoration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. the idea of renewal is at the heart of these ancient celebrations, the soaring of new hopes and dreams – in this case that of a people who want to find a lasting and necessary peace. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdistan#spring #newyear #nowrouz #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #رضادقتى

comment 1 star 989 1 weeks ago

Nowruz aqrah, nineveh governorate, kurdistan regional government, iraq in front of a crowd gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring, a young dancer of a folklore group wears a scarf in the colors of kurdistan since 2013, i have been working on a book and exhibition project on the kurdistan regional government in iraq. i wanted to highlight its culture, its country and its people that, in the midst of troubled times, seek to bring peace to the middle east. each year, throughout the world, notably in central asia and in the caucasus, almost 300 million people of persian origin celebrate the festival of nowruz, the zoroastrian commemoration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. the idea of renewal is at the heart of these ancient celebrations, the soaring of new hopes and dreams – in this case that of a people who want to find a lasting and necessary peace. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdish #kurd #kurdistan #kurdistani #nowruz #celebration #spring #newyear #nowrouz #freedom #hope #peace #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 81 star 6,199 1 weeks ago