In Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death—yet, with courage and conviction, the people in these portraits choose the truth, even if they must keep it obscure in the public eye
In Denizli, a small town in Turkey, hundreds of Iranian gay refugees have put their lives on pause waiting to join one day a host country where they can freely live their sexualities. In this context of uncertainty where anonymity is the best protection, this series of photographs questions the fragile nature of identity and gender concepts. It tries to give back to those people a face that their country has temporarily stolen.
Hundreds of Iranian homosexual refugees transit by Denizli, a small Turkish town, where they put their lives on hold while waiting to find a country where they can freely live their sexuality. In this context of uncertainty, where anonymity is the best protection, this work questions the fragile notion of identity and gender. It tries to give back to these people an image that their country has momentarily stolen.