Mohammad Kheirkhah is a photographer based out of our beloved San Francisco Bay Area. Kheirkhah began exploring photography at the age of 14, and in a few years, became a photographer for BBC Worldwide Service and later for United Press International. The following images are from three separate travels that Kheirkhah made to Afghanistan (Kabul, Herat, Mezar-e-Sharif, and the US airfield base of Bagram), city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and Iran.
“I believe photographs are not just a small part of me, they actually form my life, and by looking at this photos you are walking through my life, seeing through my eyes. If only one of my photos can stay in your memory, I have reached my goal. When a photograph lingers, remains, or is memorized, then real change can happen in the stories of our lives. That is my goal.”