Unity for Justice
The UN General Assembly met today in New York with both the US President Barack Obama and the Iranian
President Hassan Rouhani giving speeches.
In nearby Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza protestors gathered to denounce the Islāmic Republic of Iran (IR)
with a call for unity and justice in Iran along with the removal of the IR from Syria.
So many have names and faces that tell stories of imprisonment and torture, loss of loved ones and
fears for those left behind in both Syria and Iran.
You’ve got to stand up for what you believe. Too many are quiet.
and yet so many are thrown into prison for doing nothing more than making the noise. . ..
A dutch word: Schitterend!
An interesting translation, thank you Han!
Awesome ! You, along with your camera, seem to always be in just the right place and at the right time to capture America’s best street scenes and the story they tell.
There is so much hate and deception in the world today, it seems we are always on the precipice of another war.
Great Post !
After all those years of living through the Cold war – the resolution of which merely created a vacancy for the next round.
do you think, one can trust Mr. Rohani? I don’t believe him 😦
The Iranian expats certainly don’t trust him!
Thank you for your participation to rally for justice and peace.
Truly enjoying your reportage photography Patti. And your thought provoking commentary.
Thank you so much Lignum. A Syrian man who managed to get out of the country only a few months ago showed me photos on his iPhone of bruises and scars from his 82 days in prison. I feel so useless . . . .
Your photograph has a timeless look Patti. Perhaps that’s the sad reality.
A very sad reality indeed Philippa . . .
nicely documented image of a difficult lighting scene … sadly the difficult political situation will require a lot more work ….
Reading press reports regarding the will they, won’t they shake hands somewhere, anywhere? (the two presidents) and no, they didn’t because it wouldn’t look good back in Iran is not exactly the high point of the drama although we could be forgiven for thinking such! A lot more work indeed Pat!
As for the difficult lighting scene . . . definitely a case of all or nothing with the harsh light and dark shadows through the tree tops. And possibly more than a few of my dodgy settings!!!
A searing image Patti. It transcends language.
Elena, thank you . . . .
you could make a lot of interviews entering such a crowd of protesters …
Great and interesting photo Patti; I love the feeling of lots of people coming together with one voice.
Thank you, and please help us to our voices be heard.
Brilliant reportage, Patti. It’s got everything – the sweat, the noise and the feeling of coming together.
Amazing how other worldly this photo looks. Only the shadows know.
Great image Patti. Difficult to know the truth of what’s happening in Iran currently – I’d like to believe that their minister is offering true peaceful solutions. There is a point when we have to be prepared to believe rather than automatically dismiss internal changes in regimes. It could just be true that Iran is seeking a new future that doesn’t involve conflict with ‘the West’.
A guy I know ran away from Iran and it’s nothing he hates more in this world than the backwardness of Islam. He says that Islam has destroyed Iran.
Love the vintage feel Patti. Does seem like nothing has changed.