It's Complicated:Iran/American Relations During Negotiations

PhotographerAmy Siqveland
Prize2nd Place in Editorial / Political
City/CountryMinneapolis, United States
Photo DateFeb/March 2015
Story

These photos display the complicated relationship between America and Iran today as the two countries meet to try to move past their differences. In the last photo, an Iranian musician tames a fighter fish with his harmonica as he plays a beautiful ancient song for his American guests during the negotiations between the two countries. It seemed like a perfect metaphor for safe communication where words are sometimes lost or misunderstood and where the govts and the citizens of both are needing to tread carefully.

Entry Description

These photos display the complicated relationship between America and Iran today as the two countries meet to try to move past their differences. In the last photo, an Iranian musician tames a fighter fish with his harmonica as he plays an ancient song for his American guests during the negotiations between the two countries.

Story

These photos display the complicated relationship between America and Iran today as the two countries meet to try to move past their differences. In the last photo, an Iranian musician tames a fighter fish with his harmonica as he plays a beautiful ancient song for his American guests during the negotiations between the two countries. It seemed like a perfect metaphor for safe communication where words are sometimes lost or misunderstood and where the govts and the citizens of both are needing to tread carefully.

About Photographer

I write and shoot photographs because I believe art can be one the most important mediums for exchanging dialogue and creating change. I am a former social worker and am passionate about human rights issues, environmental conservation and the empowerment of women and marginalized communities. I believe in using my pen and camera as grassroots tools to both honor hope and fight oppression in a nonviolent manner.