Sunday, April 18, 2010

"In 1954, brothers Issa and Abdullah Omidvar (English) set out by motorcycle on a journey across the world. In I957 they traveled to the frozen lands of the Arctic and lived with the Eskimos, in I966 they were the first from Asia to explore the Antarctica with the scientific expedition of Chile. The brothers returned to Iran in I964 after 7 years of adventure but were soon drawn to life on the road again. Their terrain this time was that of the African continent where they spent three years, traveling via Kuwait and Saudi Arabia by a faithful Citroen 2CV as their third travel companion.

Along the way they produced a massive collection of field recordings, films, photographs, autographs and other ethnographic miscellany which are now housed in a museum in Tehran."

Via: Belog

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