A Private Rebellion
13 Oct 2008
During the summer of 2007 I traveled back to my hometown in Iran for, where I photographed my high school. Al-Zahra high school is located in Northern Iran in the state of Mazandaran. It is one of the largest girls high schools in Mazandaran where hundreds of students enroll every year. As teenagers they struggle with problems such as dealing with boys and falling in love. However in a society bound by traditional and religious rules, relationships and crushes are mostly kept as secrets. These old wooden desks serve as diaries that have layers and layers of names and poems carved on them, by girls who have sat on them each year. What follows are images and translations of words carved on these desks.