Kaveh Golestan
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Kaveh Golestan
Kaveh Golestan
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Kaveh Golestan.jpg
Born8 July 1950
Died2 April 2003(2003-04-02) (aged 53)
EducationMillfield[1]
OccupationPhotographer
Hengameh Golestan
ChildrenMehrak Golestan
Parent(s)Ebrahim Golestan
Fakhri Golestan
FamilyLili Golestan (sister)
Mani Haghighi (nephew)

K?veh Golest?n Taghavi Shirazi (8 July 1950 - 2 April 2003), (Persian: ? ‎) was an Iranian photojournalist and artist. In 1988 he took the first pictures of the aftermath of the Halabja chemical attack during the Iran-Iraq War.

Life and work

Golest?n and his sister Lili

Kaveh was the son of the Iranian filmmaker and writer Ebrahim Golestan and the brother of Lili Golestan,[2] translator and the owner-artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran.

Golestan was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England.[1][3]

In 1988, working as a freelance photographer, he took the first pictures of the aftermath of the Halabja chemical attack during the Iran-Iraq War. He was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work covering the 1979 revolution for Time.[4]

On 2 April 2003 Golest?n was killed, aged 53, as a result of stepping on a land mine while working for the BBC in Kifri, Iraq.[5][6] He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran.[7]

Kaveh was married to Hengameh Golestan; they had a son, Mehrak who is a musician.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Kaveh Golestan". 4 April 2003. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  2. ^ Masoud Soheili, Photographer, Portrait & People: Lili Golestan[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Roth, Andrew (3 April 2003). "Obituary: Kaveh Golestan". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Vick, Karl. "Inside 'the Citadel,' Iran's Forgotten Red-Light District". TIME. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ BBC cameraman killed Press release of Committee to Protect Journalists and International Freedom of Expression Exchange, 2 April 2003.
  6. ^ BBC cameraman's last moments BBC News, 5 April 2003.
  7. ^ "Remembering Kaveh Golestan". www.payvand.com. Retrieved .

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