Kaveh Golestan: Recording the Truth in Iran, 1950-2003

Kaveh Golestan

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 era’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 Golestan’s life and career is being celebrated in a book, Recording the Truth in Iran, by Malu Halasa and Hengameh Golestan, Kaveh’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.

[Via: DailyStar.com.lb]

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Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.