Aslon Arfa wormed his way into Tehran’s underbelly and sketched a macabre image of the city where once the foundation for the Persian cultural renaissance was laid. Compiled here in Black Crack in Iran, are devastating images of men and women in the midst of a downfall. With Afghanistan and Pakistan, the world's largest poppy producers as neighbours, it is easy for Iranians to score drugs. And despite the severe punishments meted out for possession, trafficking and use, black crack, made from heroin, is in abundant supply in the capital Tehran. On the streets, in back alleys, and in small, crumbling, low-cost apartments, Iranian crack addicts are finding their fix in steadily rising numbers.
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