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 (1981) in Iran. Since 10 years old Babak worked in a traditional studio and also in the darkroom. In his twentieth, he took portraits from lots of Iranian Artists and Celebrities in his private Atelier. His portraits selected for a Book that published in 2009. Also he interests to experience Outdoor Portrait photography of people and lifestyle around the world. / www.babakmani.com