Tehran is a half-pipe: On board with Mathias Zwick

sep 2016 skate, youth, iran - islamic republic of
Tehran is a half-pipe: On board with Mathias Zwick

Skateboarding culture in Iran.

Teams of teenagers skateboard down a road, crouching and jumping, weaving between cars. They wear typical skater clothes with American branding, they use Go-pro cameras; but look again and see the Arabic writing and ornate Persian architecture. This is Iran - one of the most conservative countries in the world - but not without its surprises...read on