Photography. Mahdi Ehsaei Captures The Lives of Afro-Iranians in His Latest Book ‘The Unknown Minority.’

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Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians


It’s always refreshing when we see depicted the lives of minority groups that aren’t often depicted in the media. For instance, in Jamaica, my country of birth, there is a thriving Indian population. A German born Iranian, Mahdi Ehsaei, documents the lives of Afro-Iranians in his latest book, “The Unknown Minority.” According to Ehsaei,

The Hormozgan province in the Persian Gulf is a traditional and historical region with a diverse and unexplored population. It is framed with unique landscapes and people with profound personalities. Iranians, who still have African blood in them and continue their African heritage with their clothing style, their music, their dance and their oral traditions and rituals.


Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians

Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians

Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians

Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians

Mahdi Ehsaei, The Unknown Minority, Afro-Iranians

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