Maintaining an ancient, pastoral way of life, the nomadic members of the Bakhtiari tribe are the last of their kind in Iran. This series captures the lives of nomadic Bakhtiari tribe members over the course of 16 months. The subjects in these photos are nomads living in locations in both Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province and Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran. Most photos were taken from the Kotok region, in rural Shimbar District, Khuzestan Province.
Biography Iranian, 1980 Hossein began his journey as a photographer at the age of 17, capturing political and social events in his native Iran. He went on to cover warfare in Lebanon and Georgia in 2006 and 2008 respectively before relocating to Afghanistan in 2009 to document the American military presence alongside the lives of Afghan people moving forward from decades of war. In 2013 he moved to the US where he developed the social, environmental, and political dimensions of his work. So far, his journey has led him through the landscapes and communities of Pakistan, Somalia, Armenia, Russia, Turkey, India, Kenya and Iraq.
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