Islam, cigarettes and Botox - the daily life of women in Iran
• Islam, cigarettes and Botox - the daily life of women in Iran
This is the life of the middle class, the life of women who are in the space between Islamic ideology and self-expression. Very talented work of Iranian photographer Neves Tavakolyan. She is winner of the 2014 Carmignac Prize, from which, however, refused.
Bit and her friend Shabnam at the office of a plastic surgeon in Tehran.
Motivational conference on success.
The girl tries to look at the photograph of a woman hidden under a white paper. According to Iran's Islamic law it is prohibited from showing women's bodies in public.
Nadzhieh and her sons in the parade celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Liberty Square.
A young couple. Iran has one of the highest divorce rates in the world, the courts are unable to cope with the numerous cases.
Portrait Somayeh, 32-year-old divorced teacher.
Ali, a veteran of the war, and his daughter Hadith on her eighth birthday. Ali fought in the Iran-Iraq war for seven years, joining as a volunteer when he was 16. "My body is back home - he says - but my spirit remained there."
Smoke break at girls between classes on campus.
Nadzhieh on volunteer work for the organization of power in the school in a poor neighborhood of Tehran. She and her family, all of whom are very religious, often help the poor.
Photographer Nevsha Tavakolyan.