Happy Iranian New Year. This photo was taken in 2015 while on tour with @yomadic
The portrait is of a former prisoner of the Shah's secret police in Iran. In the short time we had together he told of the weeks of torture he endured and the horrors he witnessed during his time there.
Today, this gentle, dignified man is the chief guide at the Ebrat Museum which is housed in the former prison. I wondered if he hated his captors. "No" he said, "it's past, I only look forward". A widespread sentiment among most of the wonderful Iranians I met during my trip there.
The photo he holds was taken when he was arrested.
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