Born in Tehran - October 1952
I Studied photography at West Surrey College of Art & Design in England and returned to Iran in October 1978 and started my career at the height of Islamic Revolution.
I have worked with major international magazines as a freelance photographer in the past 25 years and my pictures have appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Stern, Spiegel, Focus, Parismatch, l'Express, Vsd, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Point , Courrier International and Geo magazine.......
One of those pictures is Internationally acknowledged "Crying Soldier" which was taken on the first trip to the western front and
beginning of war with Iraq. This photo has become a "War Classic" of this conflict and has been recognized by many photography establishments worldwide.
I first started working internationally in 1984 when I moved to Paris and based myself there for four years and returned to Iran in 1988.
Amongst countries visited are Northern Ireland, Nicaragua, Cuba, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and USA.
In 1991 during the Gulf War, I was in Baghdad for three weeks - saw and
photographed what you see on LIVE TV nowadays and revisited Iraq in May 2003 after The Fall of Saddam Hussein.
My permanent base is now IRAN where I continue to live and cover events.
In this gallery you will see my reportage on Zorostrians.