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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 Cherry, and The Wind Will Carry Us. In his recent films, Certified Copy and Like Someone in Love, he filmed for the first time outside Iran, in Italy and Japan, respectively. Kiarostami has worked extensively as a screenwriter, film editor, art director and producer and has designed credit titles and publicity material. He is also a poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran

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 on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Abadan, Iran, Iran

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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, 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 53 (1950-2003)

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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