The day the poetry died in Iran by Yahya Dehghanpour

Monday 13 th of February 1967 must have been the day the poetry died in Iran. It was the day when poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad, commonly known as Forough, could not avoid a car crash in Tehran. She passed away in the ambulance while she was rushed to a …

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Iran, in the shadow of an immobile reality

“Iran 1970” is a precious little jewel published by the phantastic Humboldt Books, a publishing house in Milan, specialized in travel literature. Each time I take it in my hands, I forget about everything else. , © Humboldt Books The book contains the travelogue of a young man exploring together …

Amore e Piombo The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy (AMC)

The ninth publication by the Archive of Modern Conflict Books (AMC) is breathtaking! cover (Melanie Mues) We are presented with a selection of 110 high-contrast b&w tabloid photographs that were originally diffused in the press by the Rome based agency Team Editorial Services (TES). The series lead us back to …

Chewing Gum and Chocolate by Shomei Tomatsu

Much like Japanese Buddhists made pilgrimages along the famous 88 temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, Shomei Tomatsu claimed he had made a pilgrimage along all the US military bases across Japan. His aim was to photograph the interaction between the American soldiers and the Japanese locals, who had …