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Deep inspiration #pakistan i took the portrait of this dervish (malang) in sehwan sharif, in pakistan, during the annual celebration of urs of lal shahbaz qalandar, a 13th century sufi master worshiped alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism). picture taken while on assignment for the national geographic magazine, in pakistan. text written by rachel deghati. #portrait #look #intensity #devotion #celebration #dervish #resting #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 18 star 3,934 8 hours ago

#juzet d'izaut, #france. in this village, the world war i memorial to those who lost their lives sits opposite the religious symbol of the cross. photograph taken during a reportage in france on the regions of the languedoc roussillon and midi pyrénées, while assembling material for a book for national geographic. text written by rachel deghati. #village #worldwar1 #cross #memorial #war #symbol #memory #history #french #religion #christ #christians #izaut #midipyrenees #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 18 star 3,161 4 days ago

Love of freedom kurdistan regional government - iraq what if, in the beginning, there was love? that is the question this couple asks themselves amidst the metal of bombs and recycled artillery. this work at the azadi park in duhok city is by kurdish artist adnan shino. the ensemble is called "freedom panorama." since 2013, i have conducted a large-scale photography project about the people of the krg (kurdistan regional government - iraq) — their ability to resist, their hopes and sorrows, and the way they organize the culture and spirituality of their society. in the heart of each kurd i encountered over the course of my many journeys to kurdistan beat a desire for freedom. here, love and freedom are genuine life commitments, preserved and passed down over millennia. their inspiring story attests to the incredible capacity for resilience, renewed with each new drama, each betrayal, that i found among the kurds, who have persevered against all odds. i could tell you one story after the other, like a narrative rosary that invokes an unshakable faith in life. today, i thought of this statue made of iron and love that unites this couple in love as they gaze ahead with a crazy yet indestructible hope. text written by rachel deghati. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdistanregionalgovernement #freedom #love #valentinesday #valentine #together #couples #kurdish #duhok #kurdistani #resistance #heart #statue #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 21 star 4,718 5 days ago

Rip #pakistan the devastating explosion of today in sehwan sharif reminds me an assignment for national geographic magazine. while on assignment, you have often to share the daily routine of the people you are working on, in every conditions that they live. in sehwan sharif, in pakistan, a group of dervishes (malangs) resting by sehwan fort. they gather together to celebrate the annual urs of lal shahbaz qalandar, a 13th century sufi master venerated alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism). text written by rachel deghati. #devotion #celebration #dervish #resting #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 19 star 4,883 3 days ago

#france, #pyrénées, the lake of cap-de-long, beneath the massif and the peak of #néouvielle. a magical moment during a night spent with my family looking at the stars and the sunrise over the tranquil lake and immutable mountains. photograph taken during a reportage in france on the regions of the languedoc roussillon and midi pyrénées, while assembling material for a book for national geographic. text written by rachel deghati. #landscape #lake #nature #mountain #peak #hill #beautifulnature #lovenature ##familytrip #french #earth #water #waterislife #magicalnature #midipyrenees #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 22 star 3,990 6 days ago

Saudi arabia, #riyadh the skyline of the city of riyadh, featuring the kingdom center. the kingdom center is one of the first monumental skyscrapers of the region. its construction has sparked an intense competition between the various countries of the region to create the largest and tallest building, constructed by foreign workers in risky conditions on makeshift scaffolding. text written by rachel deghati. published in "derrière l'objectif" (hoëbeke publishing, 2010). #saudiarabia #skyline #kingdomcenter #skyscraper #sky #building #night #light #viewfromthesky #fromthesky #aerialview #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ #rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 33 star 4,428 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 3,519 November 2016

Devotion #pakistan i had the chance to got to shewan sharif, while i was doing what we used to call "a country story" for national geographic magazine. i met this whirling dervish , among others, during annual celebration of urs at the shrine of lal shahbaz qalandar a 13th century sufi master worshiped alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism)..different sect of religion brings different ways of celebrating the urs of lal shahbaz qalandar. within this group of devotees, they dance as they celebrate his reunion with god. they whirl as a form of mystical absorption in the divine. text written by rachel deghati. published in reporters without borders (2008). #devotion #dervish #celebration #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #man #hair #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 30 star 5,237 2 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: info@webistan.com #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 3,534 November 2016

Deep inspiration #pakistan i took the portrait of this dervish (malang) in sehwan sharif, in pakistan, during the annual celebration of urs of lal shahbaz qalandar, a 13th century sufi master worshiped alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism). picture taken while on assignment for the national geographic magazine, in pakistan. text written by rachel deghati. #portrait #look #intensity #devotion #celebration #dervish #resting #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 18 star 3,934 8 hours ago

Rip #pakistan the devastating explosion of today in sehwan sharif reminds me an assignment for national geographic magazine. while on assignment, you have often to share the daily routine of the people you are working on, in every conditions that they live. in sehwan sharif, in pakistan, a group of dervishes (malangs) resting by sehwan fort. they gather together to celebrate the annual urs of lal shahbaz qalandar, a 13th century sufi master venerated alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism). text written by rachel deghati. #devotion #celebration #dervish #resting #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 19 star 4,883 3 days ago

#juzet d'izaut, #france. in this village, the world war i memorial to those who lost their lives sits opposite the religious symbol of the cross. photograph taken during a reportage in france on the regions of the languedoc roussillon and midi pyrénées, while assembling material for a book for national geographic. text written by rachel deghati. #village #worldwar1 #cross #memorial #war #symbol #memory #history #french #religion #christ #christians #izaut #midipyrenees #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 18 star 3,161 4 days ago

Love of freedom kurdistan regional government - iraq what if, in the beginning, there was love? that is the question this couple asks themselves amidst the metal of bombs and recycled artillery. this work at the azadi park in duhok city is by kurdish artist adnan shino. the ensemble is called "freedom panorama." since 2013, i have conducted a large-scale photography project about the people of the krg (kurdistan regional government - iraq) — their ability to resist, their hopes and sorrows, and the way they organize the culture and spirituality of their society. in the heart of each kurd i encountered over the course of my many journeys to kurdistan beat a desire for freedom. here, love and freedom are genuine life commitments, preserved and passed down over millennia. their inspiring story attests to the incredible capacity for resilience, renewed with each new drama, each betrayal, that i found among the kurds, who have persevered against all odds. i could tell you one story after the other, like a narrative rosary that invokes an unshakable faith in life. today, i thought of this statue made of iron and love that unites this couple in love as they gaze ahead with a crazy yet indestructible hope. text written by rachel deghati. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdistanregionalgovernement #freedom #love #valentinesday #valentine #together #couples #kurdish #duhok #kurdistani #resistance #heart #statue #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 21 star 4,718 5 days ago

comment 1 star 142 6 days ago

#france, #pyrénées, the lake of cap-de-long, beneath the massif and the peak of #néouvielle. a magical moment during a night spent with my family looking at the stars and the sunrise over the tranquil lake and immutable mountains. photograph taken during a reportage in france on the regions of the languedoc roussillon and midi pyrénées, while assembling material for a book for national geographic. text written by rachel deghati. #landscape #lake #nature #mountain #peak #hill #beautifulnature #lovenature ##familytrip #french #earth #water #waterislife #magicalnature #midipyrenees #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 22 star 3,990 6 days ago

In the name of love #pakistan in sehwan sharif, in pakistan, i spent several days covering the annual ceremony of urs of lal shabaz qalandar at the entrance of his shrine. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism). he was a 13th century sufi master and he has been worshiped alike by hindus and muslims. .while some devotees belonging to different sect of sufism celebrate his death as his reunion with god by performing dhmal, an ecstatic dance, others beloging to mainstream shi'a, seek to emulate his suffering by self mutilation and slapping their chests to show their grieving. this picture is a part of my national geographic magazine assignment on pakistan. text written by rachel deghati. #devotion #celebration #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #aerialview #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 20 star 3,968 1 weeks ago

A souvenir from the arab spring #cairo revolution on february 2011, on an assignment for national geographic magazine, i went to cairo to cover the "arab spring" and the impact of the revolution on the pyramids and on the remains of the past sheltered in museums. on tahrir square, i encountered many opposition protesters, like this young man who was determined to make his voice heard. i took part in a revolution that was highly meditated, thanks to the numerous visual testimonies shared by the citizens on social medias. hundreds had started to go down the streets of cairo in january, to show their discontent and protest against a government that did not listen to them anymore. the whole political system was plagued by corruption, unemployment and a lack of liberties from which the people suffered. the revolution was underway and led to the fall of the president, hosni mubarak. soon after, tunisia, jodan, yemen, libya, morocco, and bahreïn followed the egyptian example: the arab spring was underway. today, the situation in egypt is still unstable: adbel fattah al-sissi rules the country with an iron fist. #egyptian #egypt #revolution #arabspring #egyptianrevolution #tahrirsquare #opposition #protestor #testimony #flag #egyptianflag #man #shadow #victory #proud #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 17 star 3,593 2 weeks ago

Animal park of #argelès-gazost, #france after months spent wandering alone through the south of france, over the course of the four seasons as i worked on a book for national geographic, we decided that we would share this adventure as a family during a few weeks of the summer. our children were small (2 and 7 years of age) and we had always tried to make them understand the realities of the work of a photographer... then we had a chance to really make them a part of it! our little girl djanan engaged in a dialogue with a marmot who had made a break from the park and was successfully returned there by the park rangers. text written by rachel deghati. #cute #joy #happiness #complicity #goodmoment #goodtime #littlegirl #familytrip #french #languedocroussillon #midipyrenees #nature #animal #marmot #animalpark #nationalpark #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @ddjanan @thephotosociety

comment 39 star 5,320 2 weeks ago

#france #uzès as i undertook a photographic odyssey through the south of france for a book for national geographic, i discovered the tiny town of uzès near the famous pont du gard. one evening, i captured this instant of pure poetry, at the fountain in the center of the place aux herbes, in the heart of the old city. surrounded by a gallery of arcades, this square is the site of many markets and fairs that mark the passage of the year in this town in the region of gard. the annual truffle fair is the most frequented. text written by rachel deghati. #pontdugard #typical #french #languedocroussillon #midipyrenees #village #light #fountain #night #magical #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 21 star 3,729 2 weeks ago

A sea of birds etang de l'or, #france working for national geographic is a demanding school, on a par with the means that are provided to photographers to cover their subjects. over several months, through each of the seasons, i did a reportage in france on the regions of the languedoc roussillon and midi pyrénées, assembling material for a book for national geographic. i wanted to see the mediterranean coast from the air, this tenuous border between nature and the earth, between the wild and the works of humankind. while i was in a helicopter rented by national geographic i captured this flight of pink flamingos who had found refuge in the peaceful camargue, a bit of arid wilderness between arles and saintes maries de la mer. text written by rachel deghati. #bird #sea #french #languedocroussillon #midipyrenees #mediterranean #wild #fromthesky #aerialview #pink #flamingo #pinkflamingo #camargue #peaceful #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 35 star 5,704 2 weeks ago

Devotion #pakistan i had the chance to got to shewan sharif, while i was doing what we used to call "a country story" for national geographic magazine. i met this whirling dervish , among others, during annual celebration of urs at the shrine of lal shahbaz qalandar a 13th century sufi master worshiped alike by hindus and muslims. born as seyed shah hussain (usman) marandi, he later on titled as lal (red) shahbaz ( falcon) qalandar (as he belonged to qalandria order of sufism)..different sect of religion brings different ways of celebrating the urs of lal shahbaz qalandar. within this group of devotees, they dance as they celebrate his reunion with god. they whirl as a form of mystical absorption in the divine. text written by rachel deghati. published in reporters without borders (2008). #devotion #dervish #celebration #urs #qalandar #sufi #sufism #religion #spirituality #devote #fervor #mystical #man #hair #picoftheday #pakistanese #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 30 star 5,237 2 weeks ago

Photo by @rezaphotography // the legacy of war // #afghanistan one never gets used to war. never. if one ever feels this happening, it is time to get away the front and its conflict, suffering and horrors. if you do not leave, and can no longer feel the fears reflected in the eyes of your fellow humans who both make and suffer from war, then you risk the breaking of your soul and the hardening of your heart. one becomes a mere being of flesh, empty of emotion and exposed to danger. i, for one, never got used to this violence. the hillsides of kabul lie covered with the cartridges of heavy artillery, desolate memories of the wars which have wreaked havoc on a daily basis in afghanistan for so many decades. text written by rachel deghati. published in the book "afghanistan, les âmes rebelles" (democratic book publishing, 2010). #afghan #war #danger #legacy #cartridge #conflict #danger #violence #artillery #memoryofwar #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 0 star 0 2 weeks ago

Regram @thephotosociety photo by @rezaphotography // the legacy of war // #afghanistan one never gets used to war. never. if one ever feels this happening, it is time to get away the front and its conflict, suffering and horrors. if you do not leave, and can no longer feel the fears reflected in the eyes of your fellow humans who both make and suffer from war, then you risk the breaking of your soul and the hardening of your heart. one becomes a mere being of flesh, empty of emotion and exposed to danger. i, for one, never got used to this violence. the hillsides of kabul lie covered with the cartridges of heavy artillery, desolate memories of the wars which have wreaked havoc on a daily basis in afghanistan for so many decades. text written by rachel deghati. published in the book "afghanistan, les âmes rebelles" (democratic book publishing, 2010). #afghan #war #danger #legacy #cartridge #conflict #danger #violence #artillery #memoryofwar #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 3 star 14 2 weeks ago

#repost @thephotosociety photo by @rezaphotography // the legacy of war // #afghanistan one never gets used to war. never. if one ever feels this happening, it is time to get away the front and its conflict, suffering and horrors. if you do not leave, and can no longer feel the fears reflected in the eyes of your fellow humans who both make and suffer from war, then you risk the breaking of your soul and the hardening of your heart. one becomes a mere being of flesh, empty of emotion and exposed to danger. i, for one, never got used to this violence. the hillsides of kabul lie covered with the cartridges of heavy artillery, desolate memories of the wars which have wreaked havoc on a daily basis in afghanistan for so many decades. text written by rachel deghati. published in the book "afghanistan, les âmes rebelles" (democratic book publishing, 2010). #afghan #war #danger #legacy #cartridge #conflict #danger #violence #artillery #memoryofwar #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 0 star 18 2 weeks ago

#xinjiang, eastern turkestan while on assignment for the national geographic magazine in the province of xinjiang (turkestan oriental / eastern turkistan), i had the privilege to meet and get to know different turkish tribes settled in the region even before it was china. on the heights of mount altai, a kazakh woman makes gurut, granite-looking blocs made of cow milk left to harden in the sun for several hours. text written by rachel deghati. #easternturkestan #turkish #tribe #mountaltai #woman #work #gurut #artisanal #tradition #cooking #hardwork #picoftheday #igers #easternturkistan #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 23 star 4,623 2 weeks ago

Wedding and power #pakistan, #karachi at the clifton palace garden in karachi, pakistan, benazir bhutto and asif zardari had an almost traditional pakistani wedding. portrait of a pretty young girl participating to the wedding. benazir broke with tradition by trying to keep their wedding simple. she eliminated the dowry, had only two shalwar kameez instead of the traditional nearly 51 dresses and wore only one layer of jewelry. benazir wore a white silk tunic with gold-embroidery. asif wore a turban and a cream-colored tunic. asif and benazir and their families had several days of celebration. the couple said "yes" three times, and at their wedding ceremony benazir and asif looked into a mirror together so they could see themselves as a married couple for the first time. sugar was ground over their heads so their lives would be sweet. in the streets after their wedding there were 100,000 political supporters dancing, singing, firing guns in the air, and enjoying fireworks. then, the power, the wedding with asif, took benazir on a different road that she didn't want at the begining. text written by rachel deghati. published in reporters without borders (2008). #benazirbhutto #wedding #celebration #love #union #asifzardari #girl #traditional #portrait #beauty #beautiful #look #pakistanese #grace #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 45 star 6,241 2 weeks ago