© Ciro Battiloro ‘Two women share a joke’ from the series ‘Iran – Life, Death and Prayer’ 2014 Public life is a reaction to a moral strictness imposed by the State, while the private sphere represents the natural expression of the Persian character. In some ways, life splits into fiction and authenticity: once you step through the doorway, everything can change… gravity becomes warmth and irony, tears become smiles. Razavi Khorasan province, Iran