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Last year, in the midst of the global tension over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, photographer Mark Edward Harris traveled to Iran to discover who Iranians are and see what their life is really like. As VOA's Faiza Elmasry tells us, his trips resulted in Inside Iran, the first contemporary photography book about a country little seen or understood by the West.
|Harris says he traveled to Iran because he wanted to see what life there is really like|
|Harris says his trip to Iran satisfied him, both as a professional photographer and an adventurer|
|A fuel shortage canceled Harris' flight and forced him to drive from the Caspian Sea to the Shatt al-Arab waterway, giving him an unexpected chance to interact with Iranians|
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|Inside Iran is the first contemporary photography book on a country little seen or understood by the West|
|Harris says Iran's architecture provided him with incredible material to photograph|
|One of Harris' favorite photos shows a man working in a henna factory in Yazd|
|Three boys make their way across the countryard of Kerman's Friday Mosque|
Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami wrote the book's foreword, praising Mark Edward Harris' extraordinary eye for the "life" in all his subjects. Harris says he is happy that he was able to do that, adding that his trip to Iran satisfied him, both as a professional photographer and an adventurer.