Mahnaz Afkhami’s childhood home in Kerman, Iran. Mahnaz spent the first twelve years of her life here before moving to Tehran when her parents divorced. In Tehran, Mahnaz lived with her grandmother, brother, and sister. After spending one year in Tehran, Mahnaz joined her mother who was going to University in San Francisco.
Ferdows (left) and Majid (center) at the beach in 1940s Iran
Ferdows Naficy and friend on camels.
Ferdows Naficy (center row, fifth from left) was one of three women in her class at the University of Tehran.
Mahnaz Afkhami’s father, Majid Ebrahimis, circa 1935
Mahnaz Afkhami’s mother – Ferdows Naficy, circa 1930