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Subject: [Leica] Paw 6 pictures from Iran
From: michiel.fokkema at (Michiel Fokkema)
Date: Thu Mar 13 05:32:16 2008
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Hi Ted,

According to Platoali it is most of the times oke to take pictures. You 
should be more careful with heavily veiled women. Most women wear a 
scarf because they have to, not because they want to. These women only 
wear a fashionable scarf loosely.
It also seems that it is easier for tourists to take pictures because 
the people know you'r not someone from the police.
Without Platoli i was quit careful. especially because I don't know the 
language. With him I was much more confident taking picture because he 
speaks the language and him being a photographer also could much better 
sense if it was oke to photograph or not.
In one week i only encountered one man who didn't want to be 
photographed but three times it was forbidden because the premises I 
wanted to take a picture of was military or a minestery. On the Jomeh 
bazaar we needed a permit but because I was a tourist it was alowed to 
take a few.
In the end it was more relaxed than I expected.

Thanks for looking,

Michiel Fokkema

Ted Grant wrote:
> Michiel Fokkema showed:
>> This took some time but at last I have my pictures from the week in Iran
> online. Most pictures are made on the day Platoali from the LUG guided me
> through town. I'm very grateful he made time for this. It is very good to
> experience that through the LUG we have friends all over the world.
>> The pictures are here:
> Hi Michiel,
> Certainly a different peaceful view of Iran than those showing Canadian
> soldiers fighting against the Taliban to uphold the freedom the Iranians 
> now
> enjoy to some degree. 
> I wondered if under the rule of the Taliban could you roam so freely taking
> pictures?
> Did you encounter anything of this anti- photographer nature?
> ted
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