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List of notable or famous photographers from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Iran and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Iran is included when available.

List includes Amir Naderi, Abbas Kiarostami and more.

This historic photographers from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Iran?" These prominent photographers of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian photographers.

Use this list of renowned Iranian photographers to discover some new photographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (11 items)
Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker Trilogy, Close-Up, Taste of ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Poet, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Film Editor, + more

Credits: Certified Copy, Taste of Cherry, Lumière and Company, Close-Up Crimson Gold, + more

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Ahmad Aali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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Ahmad Aali


Ahmad Aali is an Iranian photographer and artist. On September 24, 2010, a collection of Aali's pictures taken between 1961 and 2009 went on display at the Mah-e Mehr Gallery in Tehran. ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran

Profession: Photographer

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Amir Naderi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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Amir Naderi is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and photographer. He is best known for The Runner and Vegas: Based on a True Story. ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Abadan, Iran, Iran

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director Photographer

Credits: 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, The Runner, Cut, The Experience Tight Spot, + more

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Kaveh Golestan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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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 the Halabja poison gas attack during the Iran-Iraq War. On April 2, ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1950-2003)

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Journalist, Cinematographer, Artist, Photographer

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Photographer

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Mohammadreza Mirzaei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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Mohammadreza Mirzaei


Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian photographer and writer. He is founding editor of Dide Magazine and was one of the jurors of International Photobook Award in 2011. His photos has been exhibited in different biennials and annuals including Bogotá Fotográfica in 2011 and Journées photographiques de ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Photographer

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Nader Davoodi is an award winning Iranian photojournalist. For the past two decades, he has been working to produce ethnographically detailed works that document a very important period in contemporary Iranian history. He is the first Iranian sport photographer to cover the FIFA World Cup and his ...more

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Age: 54

Profession: Journalist, Photographer

Credits: Red, White & The Green

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Shirin Neshat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Photographers from Iran
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Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Qazvin, Iran

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Artist, Film Director Photographer

Credits: Women Without Men, K, Passage, Zarin Turbulent, + more

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