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'Iran - of land, sea & ritual' photographic works by Dominic Xavier

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‘Iran – of land, sea & ritual’ is a photographic series that aims to challenge western preconceived notions of Iran, and to a greater extent, the Middle East.

History tells the tale of a transition from homo sapiens to xenophobic creatures; dividing humanity into ‘us’ and ‘them’, with an inherent fear of the unknown. Personal acquaintance has long been the solvent of traditional prejudice, therefore by showcasing the diversity of Iran’s landscape and the ornate daily rituals of its inhabitants, the series strives to build rapport between the Western audience and its Middle Eastern subject.

A series within a series that showcases an overarching desire to connect people with their world in a manner they feel not obliged; but inspired to work towards a more homogeneous and empathetic global society.  



An inherent need to view the world through his own lens, for the past five years Dominic Xavier has explored foreign cultures and sought the unknown; inadvertently pushing his career into the photojournalism-come-editorial realm. An innate passion for storytelling is evident throughout his process. Through the use of 100% analogue practices, a critical emphasis on client consultation, and project collaboration with like-minded professionals across all mediums, Dominic's dedication lies with ensuring the story being told is accurate, engaging, and thought-provoking. Through the wisdom of Sue Monk Kidd, “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.”