“The only way I knew how to tell their story was by photographing them. And so it began. This project which started in 2001 and continued until I switched to digital in 2006. Most of them were shot on 35mm film.

I knew all the women I photographed and approached them very informally, explaining what it was about. I asked them to apply make-up as they would on a normal day and allow me to shoot them as if I wasn’t there; an approach I still use when photographing people, whether they are actors on a film set or my family.”

Make-Up Iran by Parisa Taghizadeh (4/5)

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