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Famous Photographers from Iran

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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)



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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: age 75
    • 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

    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: age 80
    • Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
    • Profession: Photographer
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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: age 69
    • 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
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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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    Khodayar Sheibani

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Profession: Photographer
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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: age 29
    • 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 photo ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Profession: Journalist, Photographer
    • Credits: Red, White & The Green
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    Shirin Neshat
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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: age 58
    • Birthplace: Qazvin, Iran
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Artist, Film Director, Photographer
    • Credits: Women Without Men, K, Passage, Zarin, Turbulent, + more
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    Younes Shokrkhah is an Iranian journalist. Younes, who lectures on communications and journalism, has been a journalist for twenty-five years, and is the ICT consultant for ME Printer magazine and a member of the Academic Board of the Center for Media Studies. He has been member of the juries of a dozen ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Profession: Journalist, Photographer
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    Zahra Amir Ebrahimi is an Iranian photographer, television actress and short movies director. She studied theater in Tehran, and started her professional life with making short movies. She made her first movie when she was only eighteen. She became very popular shortly after her first work in Iranian ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Profession: Actor, Photographer
    • Credits: Nargess, Waiting
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    Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi-Ahmadabadi was an Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer, who was killed by Iranian officials following her arrest in Iran. Although Iranian authorities insist that her death was accidental and that she died of a stroke while being interrogated, Shahram Azam, a former military staff ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1948-2003)
    • Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Writer, Photographer
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