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saira-louise:

In 1986 Jean Gaumy became the first western photographer to be granted access to this Iranian training camp for female militia, on the outskirts of Tehran. He was able to work freely during shooting practice. ‘For the Iranian authorities’, he says, ‘it was a way of saying, ‘Look even our women are determined to defend our country’.
- Sources - ‘The Times’

saira-louise:

In 1986 Jean Gaumy became the first western photographer to be granted access to this Iranian training camp for female militia, on the outskirts of Tehran. He was able to work freely during shooting practice. ‘For the Iranian authorities’, he says, ‘it was a way of saying, ‘Look even our women are determined to defend our country’.

- Sources - ‘The Times’

(Source: nondu)