Georg Gerster: Highlights of Paradise Lost

Stunning aerial photographs of Persia
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Georg Gerster, Ahvaz (14 April 1976), Iran

1 / 12 Georg Gerster, Ahvaz (14 April 1976), Iran

Georg Gerster, Bam (16 September 1977), Iran

2 / 12 Georg Gerster, Bam (16 September 1977), Iran

Georg Gerster, Esfahan (27 May 1978), Iran

3 / 12 Georg Gerster, Esfahan (27 May 1978), Iran

Georg Gerster, Golestan (24 May 1978), Iran

4 / 12 Georg Gerster, Golestan (24 May 1978), Iran

Georg Gerster, Hormoz Island (16 April 1976), Iran

5 / 12 Georg Gerster, Hormoz Island (16 April 1976), Iran

Georg Gerster, Kerman (24 October 1976), Iran

6 / 12 Georg Gerster, Kerman (24 October 1976), Iran

Georg Gerster, Lake Maharlu (21 October 1976), Iran

7 / 12 Georg Gerster, Lake Maharlu (21 October 1976), Iran

Georg Gerster, Mahan (16 September 1977), Iran

8 / 12 Georg Gerster, Mahan (16 September 1977), Iran

Georg Gerster, Mashhad (22 September 1977), Iran

9 / 12 Georg Gerster, Mashhad (22 September 1977), Iran

Georg Gerster, Qushm Island (11 January 1977), Iran

10 / 12 Georg Gerster, Qushm Island (11 January 1977), Iran

Georg Gerster, Sistan (19 September 1977), Iran

11 / 12 Georg Gerster, Sistan (19 September 1977), Iran

Georg Gerster, Sonqor (16 June 1976), Iran

12 / 12 Georg Gerster, Sonqor (16 June 1976), Iran


Between 1976 and 1978, Georg Gerster, a pioneer of aerial photography, was granted rare permission to record the landscapes and cities of Persia.  These pictures depict Persia's key archaeological sites and marvels, citadels and beautiful countryside. Paradise Lost: Persia from Above is Gerster's unique photographic record of a fascinating part of the word, unfamiliar to many of us.


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