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Hashem Shakeri

An Elegy for the Death of Hamun


As the largest province of the country, Sistan and Baluchestan is located in the southeast of Iran and it shares borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Once a forest in the distant past and with a history of over 5,000 years, it used to be a great source of crops in the country. Now, the province is facing rapid climate change, which has turned this vast region into an infertile desert. Drought, unemployment and hopelessness for the future of this land have made over one fourth of the population migrate in recent years.

Hashem Shakeri (Tehran, Iran, 1988) is an artist, photographer and filmmaker who lives in Tehran.