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Maryam Rahmanian

Maryam Rahmanian graduated from Queens College, New York in 2005 with a degree in Art Studio. She moved to Iran in 2006 and began working for both the Iranian and foreign press; SHANA, a cultural heritage news agency, PressTV and Atlas Press.

Her pictures have been published in Times Magazine, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Le Point, Global Post and Newsweek magazine. Maryam’s works have been exhibited in Edinburgh International Photo Festival, and Toronto International Salon of Photography. Her photo essay was selected Honorable Mention by International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2010 and Exhibit A Photography Contest.

Maryam Rahmanian is currently working for United Press news agency.

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Iranian Families stand in front of Haft-Sin or the seven 'S's is a traditional table setting of Nowruz,as they gather togather to celebrate Nowrouz.Nowruz means "New day" marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. One of the costume of Iranian New Year is , you go round and visit all your friends and family starting with the elders, this is called 'Eid-Didani'.The visits naturally have to be relatively short, otherwise one will not be able to visit everybody on their list. A typical visit is around 30 minutes.

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