Hossein Derakhshan didn't expect to find himself in an Iranian prison, but that's where he spent from late 2008 to November 2014. He was sentenced to 20 years for political writing, as well as traveling to Israel, a 'hostile state' under Iranian law. Six years later, he's reemerged into a very different world.
Their work sheds light on what's important. "If people weren't really sad when you left," says one, "it seemed like you've missed an opportunity ... I think about that a lot in how I live. I think, 'Am I generous, Am I kind? Am I grateful?'"
As a child, the prospect of an overnight journey by train sounded exciting, but the reality of the situation soon sunk in — Norman had become one of the nearly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.