July 2020

Evening Standard

BBC’s The Art of Persia: A rare glimpse into Iran’s art and culture

Journalist Samira Ahmed was able to travel freely around Iran’s archaeological sites. By calling BBC’s three-parter The Art of Persia, as opposed to Iran, there’s a clear delineation between the country’s past and present, its pre-Islamic and Islamic cultures, and the time before and after it became an Islamic Republic in 1979.

June 2020

The Guardian

Iran’s beautiful palaces and holy sites – in pictures

The Shrine of Fatima Masumeh in Qom is considered by Shia Muslims to be the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad. Photograph: Christopher Wilton-Steer