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On Imam Ali Gozar

SEYED MOJTABA KHATAMI | Iran

Moharam Ali Ghanbarpour/42 years old
Married and has four kids
Bricklayer expert with 20 years of experience. Now he finds job two days a week on average.
He is kormanj and from Kalat Naderi. He lives in Tabarsi boulevard/Mashhad.

“Gozar” is a persian term defines specific street places that construction workers gather there to find daily job. They wait there just after sunrise till late sunset.

In recent years of recession in all industrial and economic sectors as same as constructional activities, many related jobs has already come to close. In current days, it’s common to see these gathering last all day long till sunset or even late night. Workers who don't find a work offer, stay there all night till the other day; some of them till midnight. They stay there even in cold winter, lit up fire and don’t leave the place.

This series, captured in the evening of first days of winter 2018 around Imam Ali square, one of the many “Gozar”s that daily workers gather in greater city of Mashhad. with economic deterioration these workers have ended up the many days without finding any job.

“Gozar” is a persian term defines specific street places that construction workers gather there to find daily job. They wait there just after sunrise till late sunset.

In recent years of recession in all industrial and economic sectors as same as constructional activities, many related jobs has already come to close. In current days, it’s common to see these gathering last all day long till sunset or even late night. Workers who don't find a work offer, stay there all night till the other day; some of them till midnight. They stay there even in cold winter, lit up fire and don’t leave the place.

This series, captured in the evening of first days of winter 2018 around Imam Ali square, one of the many “Gozar”s that daily workers gather in greater city of Mashhad. with economic deterioration these workers have ended up the many days without finding any job.

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