Beauty: Chicago, USA

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© Sholeh Loehle


The Friends in Iran who are in prison for their beliefs are remembered by their brethren at the Baha’i National Convention in the United States. These roses have been placed in front of the photo of the Yaran, which is on the stage.

“…anyone in Persia who dared to own allegiance to the Báb or Bahá’u’lláh did so at the risk of his property, his freedom and even his life. Yet this determined and ferocious opposition could not more check the progress of the Movement than a cloud of dust could keep the sun from rising.” -J. Esslemont, Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era

“I implore Thee, O Thou Who art the beloved Companion of Baha, by Thy name, the All-Glorious, to keep safe these Thy servants under the shadow of the wings of Thine all-encompassing mercy…” -Bahá’u’lláh

Sholeh is a founder and Photography Editor of Nineteen Months and takes photos with a Sony A6000. As a child, she was a master fort builder and mud pie baker. Now she reads books, cooks, and organizes everything. You’ve probably met her at a conference somewhere. She is a certified meeting planner. She lives in Chicago with her husband, works as an event manager, and blogs.