(2006-2007) Iran

Tehran, 9 year old girl.

“From this  photograph  I understand  that it shows me a very very long time ago, compare to these days those days they wore such a beautiful coats , trousers , hats … what kind of decorations was on the wall, sofa and floor, how was their traditional life … how lucky they were, I wish I was in past time.”

In Kodaki I asked 9 year old kids to read these  archival photographs taken between 1850 and 1896, when photography first arrived in Iran,  children told me in their own words how they feel about the images of children from past. The written text next to the image is the handwriting of 9 year old kids regarding the historical images of children in 19th century, when the kid was just a kid.