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Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi (8 July 1950 – 2 April 2003), (Persian: کاوه گلستان‎) 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.

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

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Life and workEdit

 
Golestān 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 Golestān was killed, aged 53, as a result of stepping on a land mine while working for the BBC in Kifri, Iraq.[5] He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran.[6]

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kaveh Golestan". 4 April 2003. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-07-09 – 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 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ Vick, Karl. "Inside 'the Citadel,' Iran's Forgotten Red-Light District". TIME. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ Kaveh Golestan's Funeral | Kaveh Golestan Funeral | Kargah.com | Iranian Artists' Website Archived 2007-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Remembering Kaveh Golestan". www.payvand.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.

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