Kaveh Sardari comes from Tehran, Iran. As a high school student in the late 1970’s, he came to the United States to spend a summer with an older sibling. At summer’s end, his parents indicated that conditions at home prevented him from returning. So Kaveh went from being a tourist to a student, finished high school and college in Indiana, and soon after became a professional photographer. It was his father who gave him the camera he first learned on back in Tehran, the one he used for all their family photos. Kaveh has kept it since and will pass it on to his daughter, so that she too can learn traditional photography.