Social Documentary Photography – Homosexuals In Iran

Mona (the bride) after a really long journey changed her gender and got married with a straight man.They had a simple ceremony with their friends in Tehran/ Iran.

 

Fine Art Photographer Ramak Bamzar is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘I Was Taught To Be Ashamed Of My Sexuality‘ . To see Ramak’s  gallery of works click on any image.

 

She wanted to be a man but living in a Muslim country with strong traditions make it so difficult. Wearing hijab in the society because everyone knows her as a woman.

 

She wanted to be a man but livings in a Muslim country with strong traditions make it so difficult. Wearing hijab in the society because everyone knows her as a woman.

She wanted to be a man but livings in a Muslim country with strong traditions make it so difficult. Wearing hijab in the society because everyone knows her as a woman.

 

I Was Taught To Be Ashamed Of My Sexuality

A project about Iranian homosexuals. Looking into how they were limited in their freedoms and what challenges they had living in a strict Muslim country.

 

Afshin lived for almost 30 years as a woman and then she decided to be what she is. He lives in Tehran at the moment with his partner.

Afshin lived for almost 30 years as a woman and then she decided to be what she is. He lives in Tehran at the moment with his partner.

 

Holia is an Iranian Homosexual and truly an amazing friend. I met Holia in a wedding ceremony. When I met Holia she did know that much about homosexuals. After a while she became one of my beloved friend. I took this portraits shot in my home studio in Karaj/ Iran. Holia now lives in America.

Holia is an Iranian Homosexual and truly an amazing friend.  I took this portrait shot in my home studio in Karaj/ Iran. Holia now lives in America.

 

Mona (the bride) after a really long journey changed her gender and got married with a straight man.They had a simple ceremony with their friends in Tehran/ Iran.

 

I was taught to be ashamed of my sexuality-6

I was taught to be ashamed of my sexuality-8

 

See also:

Iranian Wedding

Girls’ Dormitory

By Ramak Bamzar

 


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