Hashem Shakeri, Cast Out of Heaven
Over recent years, increasing numbers of Iranians have been forced to leave the capital of Tehran, due to drastically deteriorating economic conditions and the constantly increasing prices of property. In his “Cast Out of Heaven” series, the Iranian photographer (born 1988) takes a look at the depressing living situation in the newly-created satellite towns.
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A view of half-constructed buildings in the new city of Pardis.
The Abroodi family having a weekend picnic on the plains just across their building. They are hosting a close family member in Parand.
A movable fruit stall under a billboard at the entrance to the new city of Parand.
Maghsoud, 54, is trying to light his cigarette using a magnifier and the sunlight in the new city of Parand.
Construction residues in the new city of Pardis.
A portrait of Dorna and Sevda, both 12, walking around the town.
An empty billboard on the westernmost district of Tehran, leading to the new city of Hashtgerd.
Hossein, 55, Najib, 24, Farshad, 21, and Ahmad, 19, who have recently migrated from Afghanistan to Iran, work as street sweepers in the new city of Pardis.
A view of half-constructed buildings in the new town of Pardis, 17 kilometres northeast of the province of Tehran.
Parents pushing their children on swings in the only park in the city of Abshenasan.
Toilet sinks on sale at the road that leads to the new city of Parand.
Still under construction: Workers in the new city of Parand. The city is located 30 kilometres southwest of the province of Tehran.
A statue of Amir Kabir in the new city of Pardis.
Azizi and his wife, both 44, are spending their Friday in front of their house in the new city of Parand.
Dismantling of a tent where a family was camping in the mountains outside the new city of Parand.
Hossein, 28, is selling balloons on the Thursday market in the new city of Parand.
The last remains of a hill in Parand: construction activity has destroyed hills and mountains.
A view of decorative spinning tops in the new city of Pardis.