550BC / POURIA KHOJASTEHPAY - "CRIME WAVE TEHRAN" BOOK
PLEASE NOTE: these copies are outside of the first pressing of 550. Archival copies are unnumbered but signed in Persian to confirm authenticity as these copies were not meant for sale. They are unnumbered but will have AP written in its place, and are distinguished by chipping in the red foil.
These are the last copies available.
‘‘In life a man must either become angelic or human or animal. I have become none of these things.’’
Crime Wave Tehran by Pouria Khojastehpay was compiled through individual submissions, research in Iranian media archives, and social media.
This book provides a glimpse behind the curtain of state-censorship and takes a closer look into the world of organized crime in Iran. A subject considered taboo in Iran and unheard of amongst many Iranians.
From battle scars and prayers, to criminal tattoos and blood spilt for gold, the Iranian criminals are united by a life in between crime and their devotion to Shia Islam.
With an essay by Mahmood Fazal
2018 Leftover copies outside of first pressing /550. Hardcover with red foil title, 120 pages Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 cm