In 2009–2010 I collaborated with four Iranian documentary photographers to document everyday lives of the second-generation Iranian-American community in Los Angeles (LA). This article offers an overview of that project and exhibition, along with a selection of images, and presents interview data that suggests several impacts of place and of representations of Iranians on second generation Iranian-American identity. Youth experiences of geopolitical, community and familial struggles have motivated many in this generation to re-mould the image of ‘LA Persians’ by claiming space in diaspora for themselves and their children, the growing third generation.
Documenting Second-generation Iranian Americans in Los Angeles
Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris
-Masculinist Perspectives ; Urban Photography in Argentina: Nine Artists of the Post-Dictatorship Era ; and the forthcoming The City as Photographic Text: Urban Documentary Photography of São Paulo . Additionally, he authored important books in film studies, such as
Religious Plurality, Interreligious Pluralism, and Spatialities of Religious Difference
Jeremy F. Walton and Neena Mahadev
documentary photography from a wide range of places categorized according to themes such as ‘walls’, ‘caves’, and ‘islands’. Finally, the Yeni Camii (New Mosque), a site of religious syncretism in its own right during the final decades of Ottoman Salonika in