Iran in Pictures is a true insight and photographic journey inside one of the most ancient countries and cultures on our planet. The immense knowledge of the author about the country and his experience there deliver us a unique point of view on Iran’s everyday life, its rich history and extraordinary culture.
Christopher Thornton is a professor born in Chicago in 1956. Writer and photographer, he teaches in the Department of American Literature and Culture Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He has worked as a special correspondent for the U.S. State Department’s International Information Program and has written many articles and essays based on travel-related themes. In 2019 his first book, Descendants of Cyrus: Travels Through Everyday Iran, was published by the University of Nebraska Press. He is currently planning a book on eastern Europe that would also be a travel narrative.
On the cover: Visitor in the Skeikh Lotfallah Mosque, Esfahan. Many secular Iranians visit the country’s historic mosques to appreciate their architectural beauty and the peace and solitude they offer.