In 1976, I – Annabelle, a British woman – moved to Iran with my Iranian husband Ali.
We lived and worked in Tehran where we enjoyed a wide circle of cosmopolitan friends of many nationalities.
A happy snapper, I took a lot of photographs which provide an interesting record of a unique period – 1978-1979 – when a population mobilised into revolution. There are an especially large number of images of women who played a significant role in the political mobilization.
Forty years on, I hope these images serve as a reminder of how the Iranian Revolution happened and what an important process it was, with enormous impact inside the country and outside. These images might also help make Iranians seem a little more familiar to Western eyes