The Iranian photographer ABBAS. Photography of Jean Gaumy.
شاید بسیاری از عکسهای عباس عطار را دیدهباشید بی آن که بدانید چه کسی آنها را ثبت کردهاست. آقای عطار که با اسم کوچکش، عباس، شناخته میشد، در پاریس زندگی میکرد و از بسیاری از رویدادهای مهم جهان از جمله انقلاب ایران، جنگ ویتنام، عکاسی کرد.
مگنوم او را یک “شهروند واقعی جهان” خوانده که جنگها، بلایا، انقلابها و لحظات شگفتانگیز آن را ثبت کرده است.
عباس عطار در سال ۱۹۸۱ به آژانس عکس مگنوم پیوست. او پیش از آن با آژانس فرانسوی سیپا و گاما کار کرده بود.
بعد از عکاسی از وقایع انقلاب اسلامی ایران، عباس عطار ۱۷ سال در کشورهای مختلف از مکزیک تا ویتنام، ایرلند شمالی، کوبا، آفریقای شمالی و خاورمیانه عکاسی کرد.
IRAN: TEHRAN January 1979.
After a pro Shah demonstration at the Amjadiyeh Stadium, a woman believed to be pro Shah supporter is lynched by a Revolutionary mob.
IRAN. Ispahan. At the traditional teahouse of the Shah Abbas hotel, a poet chants from FERDOWSI’s epic poem the Shahnameh (the Book of Kings).
IRAN. Tehran. A worker in the assembly plant of car maker Aria Shahine. 1971.
IRAN. Tehran. 1977. Jaleh (left) who runs one of the most fashionable beauty saloons of the capital, welcomes a client with a kiss under the gaze of Askar, employed for menial jobs.
IRAN. Ispahan. A student revises for exams on a plane tree shaded alley. 1971.
IRAN. Shiraz. Women in chador on a pilgrimage on the tomb of the ancient poet HAFIZ, revered by Iranians. 1971.
IRAN. Tehran. Wrestlers perform massage on their leader Shaabane. The Zourkhaneh (house of strength) was donated by the Shah to Shaabane-bi-mokh (Shaabane the Brainless) to tank him for sending his troops against nationalist leader MOSSADEGH, during the 1952 coup organised by the USA. 1971.
IRAN. Tehran. 1977. A worker has lunch in the Arj factory which produces domestic appliances.
IRAN. Tehran. Saadabad Palace. Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI gives a press conference, after the celebrations for the 2500 years of the monarchy in Persepolis. 2nd from the left is Court Minister Assadollah ALAM, 3rd is Press Secretary YAZDANPANAH. Others are ministers and courtesans standing to attention.
IRAN. Tehran. December 1978. Rioters burn a portrait of the SHAH as a sign of protest against his regime.
IRAN. Tehran. February 1979. At a rally in the Amjadiye stadium in favour of the Shah, a woman supporter puts a banknote to his effigy to her eye, meaning : “He is the light of my eyes”.
IRAN. Nowshahr. Prime Minister Amir Abbas HOVEYDA, in his bungalow by the Caspian Sea. On the right is his wife Leyla EMAMI. 1971.
IRAN. Tehran. 1977. Courtesans bow to Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI during a Salaam ceremony celebrating the 58th anniversary of the Monarch in the Golestan Palace. On the right of the Shah is Amir Abbas HOVEYDA, formerly Prime Minister and now Court Minister. On the left of photo is General Hassan PAKHRAVAN, Ambassador and first chief of the SAVAK, the much feared political police.
IRAN.Tehran. April 8th, 1979. The corpse of ex-Prime Minister Amir Abbas HOVEYDA lies at the morgue. He was promptly executed after sentencing by an Islamic tribunal presided over by mullah Sadegh KHALKALI, the Hanging Judge.
IRAN. Tehran. December 1978. A chador clad woman stands behind a line of men during a demo against the Shah’s regime.
IRAN. Tehran. February 1979. Refa School. A crowd of chador clad women welcome Ayatollah Ruhullah KHOMEINY upon his return from exile.
IRAN. Tehran. Trials. Executions. 1979. Hojjatol-Eslam Sadegh KHALKALI, known as the Red Judge presided over the revolutionary tribunal and condemned many to death.
IRAN. Tehran. 1979. Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI’s portrait is exhibited by the crowd attending the opening of the Tehran university.
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IRAN. Tehran. November 1979. Ayatollah MONTAZARI, delivers the Friday sermon at the university.
IRAN. Sanandaj. March 1979. Ayatollah TALEGHANI in the capital of Kurdistan where he has come to mediate between rebellious Kurds and the newly victorious Islamic regime.
IRAN. Tehran. February 5th, 1979. Leader of the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI (centre) intalls the shadow government of Mehdi BAZARGAN (right). On the left is Hojattoleslam Ali Akbar Hashemi RAFSANJANI.
IRAN. Tehran. February 1979. Yasser ARAFAT, leader of the PLO, seated among the highest religious dignitaries of the newly victorious revolution. Seated left to right are the Ayatollahs LAHOUTI, MONTAZARI, Akbar RAFSANDJANI and BEHESHTI .
IRAN. Meched. December 1978. Hojjat-ol-Islam Ali KHAMENEI lights up a pipe. He will be made Ayatollah and become President of the Republic and Supreme Guide.
IRAN. Chalus. April 1979. A peasant family in their village, north of the country.
IRAN. Tehran. Darvazh Ghar, a very poor neighborhood, after the victory of the KHOMEINY revolution. Summer 1979. Men drink tea, play chess and smoke the hookah under a portrait of KHOMEINY.
IRAN. Tehran. Darvazh Ghar, a very poor neighborhood, made of mud-brick houses, after the victory of the KHOMEINY revolution. Summer 1979. Women wash clothes in the “joubs”, the narrow canals which bring water from the opulent north of the capital. The water is very dirty by the time it reaches them.
IRAN. Tehran. Darvazh Ghar, a very poor neighborhood, after the victory of the KHOMEINY revolution. Summer 1979. A man prays inside his partially walled shanty house.
IRAN. Tehran. Darvazh Ghar, a very poor neighborhood, after the victory of the KHOMEINY revolution. Summer 1979. A woman wired to a TV aerial.
IRAN. Tehran. Behesht Zahra cemetery. April 1979. On the 40th day after his death, women mourn a “Martyr of the Revolution”, killed accidentally by a militia friend manning a gun.
IRAN. Tehran. February 11th 1980. During the celebrations of the first anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a young man has fainted in the dense crowd.
IRAN. Khoramshar. May 1979. An armed pro-KHOMEINY militia patrols the streets during the uprising of the Arab speaking people. He is masked so as not to be recognized by his Arab neighbors.
IRAN. Sanandaj. Ayatollah Mahmoud TALEGHANI is passionately adressed by a Kurdish woman in rebellion vs. the newly installed Khomeiny regime.
IRAN. Sanandaj. Ayatollahs Mohammad BEHESHTI (left) and Mahmoud TALEGHANI visit a woman in hospital, victim of crossfire between Kurds in rebellion vs. the newly installed Khomeiny regime and loyal troops besieged in an army barack.
IRAN. Sanandaj. A Peshmerga (“those who face death”) during a fight against the armed forces of the Islamic regime. 1979.