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Started May 14, 2014 | Photos thread
Zindanfel Veteran Member • Posts: 9,058
Re: Shohada Museum (Tehran)

RoelHendrickx wrote:

A modern office building in central Tehran (Iran) houses a museum (not much advertized in travel guides and definitely less popular than the National Jewelry Museum and others), dedicated to the memory of the casualties ("Martyrs" or "shohada") of the Iran-Iraq War.

A soldier keeps guard. Large paintings depict scenes of sacrifice and suffering. Glass cases contain the memorabilia of a number of individual soldiers, lost in the war. And in the small office of the museum, just on the day when we visited, the ceiling is being adorned with dog tags.

This image is not about (geo)politics, but about people, both lost and present.

Any day of the year, conflicts rage across the globe. Lives are lost. Remembrance is a need.

12-40 lens on E-M5

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Roel Hendrickx
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As if the IDs of the Departing Souls got snagged on the way Up/Out.

Apparent thoughtful reverence of the assisting woman suggests curators' awareness of historical context of relics is different -- deeper -- than that of a casual museum visitor, who may approach exhibits more superficially, i.e., as a succession of curiosities.

Identical presentation and style of portraits is interesting.

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