Nomads: Iran Edition- Padena

Nomads, Iran ©MK

After years of traveling to Iran, I yearned to see what life was like for those living outside the big-city bubbles most of us as diaspora are used to returning too. A more recent trip was to a Padena, a small village in the county of Semirom, a few hours outside of Isfahan. I was lucky enough to be able to stay with a family of nomads staying on the outskirts of town, waking to freshly churned butter in the morning, learning to dance in traditional gypsy style garb, and gaining insight into the lives of these pastoral tribes…

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At this point a kind guide was expressing his surprise that I was interested in photographing him…so much character and wisdom in those lines, can’t think of a better model!

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Generational Divide

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All smiles 🙂

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Thread, in the making…

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Little Shepherd Boy…

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Plumber in training 🙂

Can’t touch this

The tent of one of the nomadic families that were kind enough to host us

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Elderly shepherd tending his flock

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Mystery woman…

Semirom Waterfall ©MK

Semirom Waterfall, closeby

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Lucky ending to a special trip…

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