Friday, December 09, 2016

Photos Capture a Young Girl’s Journey to Iran to Learn Horseback Archery - Story and photos

Dec 05, 2016
DL Cade

It started with a Facebook message.

"Mr. Ghoorchian, I just found some pictures online of you practicing horseback archery and I was wondering if you were willing to teach me your techniques.

Kind regards,

Not long after, 21-year-old Anna was on a flight from her native Finland to Iran, where she would train to become a champion horseback archer. This personal journey—the quest to master a 9th century B.C. skill in the 21st century A.D.—is what photographer Brice Portolano captured in his documentary series Persian Rush...

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