Kaveh Golestan

Journalist, Visual Artist

1950 – 2003

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Who was Kaveh Golestan?

Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi, was an Iranian photojournalist and artist. Golestan was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England.

In 1988, working as a freelance photographer, he took the first pictures of the aftermath of Halabja poison gas attack during the Iran-Iraq War.

On April 2, 2003, he was killed at the age of 53, as a result of stepping on a land mine while working for the BBC in Kifri, Iraq. He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran.

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Born
Jul 8, 1950
Tehran
Also known as
  • کاوه گلستان
  • Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi
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Nationality
  • Iran
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  • Millfield
Died
Apr 2, 2003
Kifri

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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