Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, served as the fifth President of Iran, for two terms, from 3 August 1997 to 3 August 2005. He captured almost 70% of the vote (20 million) in presidential election. In recent years the Iranian media were forbidden from publishing pictures of Khatami. At last since first of this New Year 2016 by publishing photos of him in Iranian media, forbidden photos of him ended. I took photos of Iranian artists & celebrities in my private atelier. So, these photos of the ex-president were related to that project, considering to the rules in Iran never displayed anywhere until now (In May 2016 for the first time).
Babak Mani born in Iran in 1981, he is based in Paris. Since 10 years old Babak worked in a traditional studio and also in the darkroom. In his twentieth, he took portraits of Iranian Artists and Celebrities in his atelier. His portraits selected for a book that published in 2009. Since 2015 he decides to experience outdoor photography of ordinary people and different cultures around the world.