The Daily Star, a Lebanon-based newspaper for Middle East news, featured an article today about Kaveh Golestan, a noted Iranian photojournalist who photographed the tumultuous regime of Shah Reza Pahlavi in the 1970s, and lived through the revolutionary rule of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, recording the eraâ€™s events in dramatic photographs.
Golestan won the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1979. He died in 2003 while working as a cameraman for the BBC in the first months of the current war in Iraq.
Kaveh Golestanâ€™s life and career is being celebrated in a book, Recording the Truth in Iran, by Malu Halasa and Hengameh Golestan, Kavehâ€™s widow. The book pays a riveting tribute to the late photojournalist.
The Daily Star itself is of course no stranger to the turmoils of war; reading its About page also reflects the perils and tribulation of journalism in the cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East.