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Syrian Badia

These are images are of Bedouin in the Syrian Badia taken by Dawn Chatty during her research trips. They are among  the Aneza confederation of sheep and camel raising tribes. These images were taken in the late 1970s and 1980s  among the Sba’ and Fed’aan near Dayr ez-Zor on the Euphrates River.  Other images were taken in the late 1990s and early 2000s among the Hadidiyiin near Palmyra.

Kooch in Zagros Mountains of Iran

Bakhtiari spring migration is from the winter pastures in Khuzestan province to the summer pastures in Isfahan province of Iran. There are few Bakhtiari families left who migrate by foot through the ancient Ill Rahs (migration paths) of the Zagros mountains in south-west Iran. The pictures in this album are instances of the one-month long migration of Ali Ghobad and Shah Goli’s family. They migrate twice a year, following the Bakhtiari tradition, in search of a better climate and pasture for their animals.