My name is Hedyeh, and I’m an Iranian-American student at the University of Toledo. I’m traveling to Iran to take photos and give my community a taste of the real Iran: real people, real places, and real moments. Iran has so much to offer: from rich flavors and beautiful colors, landscapes and cities, fashion and architecture. I hope to use photography to change the American perception of this country and its people.

13568881_10210138862652103_456073577559880841_oI’m traveling as a Toledo Museum of Art Palmer scholar. I’m not the first person to take on this kind of work, though! Here is a list of some of my inspirations in proposing this project:

…and many more! Check out these awesome people and their work–you won’t regret it.