İran’da ekonomik ve sosyal baskılar birçok insanın evlenme yaşını yukarı çekti. Nüfusun yüzde 75’inin 35 yaşın altında olması ülkeyi endişelendiriyor. Aileler ve ülke liderleri endişelendikçe gençler ailelerinden ayrı ve bekar yaşamaya devam ediyor.

Çalışmalar gösteriyor ki İran halkının yüzde 7’si -ağırlıklı olarak Tahran’da olmak üzere- yalnız yaşıyor. Dini liderler toplumu evlilik konusunda cesaretlendiren konuşmalar yapıyor.

Durum yalnız yaşayan İranlılar için çoğunlukla bir güç belirtisi anlamı taşımakta. Kendi ayakları üzerinde durabilen, geleneksel düşüncedeki ve yapıdaki ailesinden uzakta yaşadığını topluma gösterebilen her genç kendini daha iyi hissediyor. Artan emlak fiyatları ve ekonomik belirsizlik de genç insanların evlilik masraflarından ve aile kurma düşüncesinden uzaklaşmasına sebep oluyor.

Mercedes, 31, is a employee at a private firm, also trains dogs as second job and her family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Mercedes, 31 yaşında, özel bir şirkette çalışıyor, ikinci iş olarak köpek eğitmenliği yapıyor.

Evlilik öncesi seksin pek de anlayışla karşılanmadığı bir toplumda son zamanlara kadar erkenden evlendirilen İranlı gençler şimdi biraz daha rahatlamış görünüyor. En azından Tahran gibi yerlerde…

İran’daki bu yeni yalnız yaşama trendini yine Tahranlı bir fotoğraf sanatçısı olan Majid Farahani fotoğraflamış. “Life Alone” ismini verdiği serisi kapsamında yalnız yaşayan arkadaşlarına, arkadaşlarının arkadaşlarına ulaşarak onları evlerinde karelemiş.

Khalil, 33, works at the industrial goods section of bazaar of Tehran and his family lives in Oroomie. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Khalil, 33 yaşında, Tahran’da bir pazarda endüstriyel ürünler bölümünde çalışıyor.

Nima, 35, is an employee at a governmental organization and his family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Nima, 35 yaşında, bir devlet kurumunda çalışıyor.

Katayoon, 24, studying sculpture and her family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Katayoon, 24 yaşında, heykel bölümünde okuyor.

Fateme, 24, student, works in a engineering firm and her family lives in Ghazvin. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Fateme, 24 yaşında, öğrenci, bir mühendislik firmasında çalışıyor.

Sonia, 26, is a student and works in a private firm and her family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Sonia, 26 yaşında, öğrenci ve aynı zamanda özel bir şirkette çalışıyor.

Payam, 27, is a self-employed graphic designer and lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Payam, 27 yaşında, grafik tasarımcı.

Golnaz, 21, studying art and makes and sells jewelery as a part time job and her family lives in Yazd. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Golnaz, 21 yaşında, sanat öğrenimi görüyor, aynı zamanda takı yapıp satarak geçimini sağlıyor.

Meysam, 29, studying sculptor and works as a painter and teaches at a art school and his family lives in Hamedan. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Meysam, 29 yaşında, heykel bölümünde okuyor, bir sanat okulunda resim öğretmenliği yapıyor.

Samin, 23, studying sculpture and loves it and he’s family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Samin, 23 yaşında, heykel bölümünde okuyor ve bu durumdan çok memnun.

Mohammadreza, 23, studying cinema and loves photography and works at a luxury restaurant for income and his family lives in Arak. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Mohammadreza, 23 yaşında, sinema okuyor, fotoğrafçılığı çok seviyor ve geçimini sağlamak için bir restoranda çalışıyor.

Amir, 24, studying industrial design and his father is a farmer in Sari. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Amir, 24 yaşında, endüstriyel tasarım okuyor.

Bahar, 32, studying graphic and works in a private firm and her family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Bahar, 32 yaşında, grafik okuyor ve özel bir şirkette çalışıyor.

Maryam, 35, studying graphic and teaches painting and her family lives in Tehran. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Maryam, 35 yaşında, grafik bölümünde okuyor, resim öğretmenliği yapıyor.

Vida, 25, industrial engineer and is employed at a private firm and her family lives in Mashhad. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Vida, 25 yaşında, endüstri mühendisi ve özel bir şirkette çalışıyor.

Farshid, 25, studying artificial intelligence and his family lives in Tabriz. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Farshid, 25 yaşında, yapay zeka üzerine çalışıyor.

Leila, 23, studying industrial design and her family lives in Yazd. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Leila, 23 yaşında, endüstriyel tasarım okuyor.

Razie, 21, studying theater stage design and her family lives in Sabzevar. 75 percent of population of Iran are under 35 years old who prevent marriage because of economic and social difficulties.This leads to rising of the age of marriage and other social phenomenas like bachelor living and departure of youngs from their family.Studies show that 7.1 percent of Iranians living alone, most of them in Tehran, capital of Iran. Bachelor living of girls shows their point of view: modernism and western life style, drifting away from traditional life.They also want to prove that they can live independent without any support from their families, just like boys do. The reasons why young boys and girls prefer a bachelor life could be the hard time they spend with their traditional familis and not having any common point of view with them, job and education. I started working on the life of this group of society and pictured their portrait in their homes.

Razie, 21 yaşında, sahne tasarımı okuyor.

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