Of smoking Women in Iran and shaping Orientalist perceptions

There has been a controversy within the photojournalism industry regarding an award winning story at the World Press Photo 2017 where the recognized photographer has been accused of unethical behaviour in regard of the profession’s standards and specifically of having disguised fiction photography as documentary. In parts my project Iran: Generation Post-Revolution has also been addressed. In my piece “On the Controversy of World Press Photo 2017″ on Medium blog, I have compiled relevant positions and voices from industry professionals regarding the issue in a timeline, not at last because I feel transparency regarding my own work and practices but …