Kaveh Golestan

Kaveh Golestan

Kāveh Golestān (1950 - April 2 , 2003), (PerB| کاوه گلستان ) was an Iranian photojournalist. He is the son of the Iranian filmmaker and writer Ebrahim Golestan and the brother of Lili Golestān, [Masoud Soheili, Photographer, "Portrait & People: Lili Golestan". [http://www.masoudsoheili.com/IranArt-Gallery/LiliGolestan.html] ] translator and the owner-artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran. Kaveh was married to Hengāmeh Golestān [Maiden name unknown to the writer of these lines at the time of writing.] and Mehrak Golestān is their son.

Kaveh Golestān was a freelance cameraman who took the first pictures after nerve gas was used in Halabja. He won a Pulitzer prize for his coverage of the 1979 revolution in Iran and subsequent events. He was killed at the age of 51, [ [http://www.kargah.com/golestan_funeral/index.php Kaveh Golestan's Funeral | Kaveh Golestan Funeral | Kargah.com | Iranian Artists' Website ] ] as a result of stepping on a land mine in Kifri, Iraq, on April 2, 2003, while working for the BBC. He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran. [ [http://www.payvand.com/news/04/apr/1001.html Remembering Kaveh Golestan ] ]


See also

* Modern and Contemporary Art in Iran

External links

* Kaveh Golestan's Funeral, A photo-reportage, Iranian Artists' site, [http://www.kargah.com/golestan_funeral/index.php "Kargah"] .
* The press release of "Committee to Protect Journalists" ( [http://www.cpj.org/index.html CPJ] ) and "International Freedom of Expression Exchange" (IFEX) concerning Golestan's death: "BBC Cameraman Killed In Iraq", 2 April 2003: [http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/33998] .
* "Index on Censorship:Tribute to Kaveh Golestan", Index for Free Expression, 3 April 2003: [http://www.indexonline.org/en/news/articles/2003/2/a-committed-defender-of-free-expression.shtml] .
* "BBC cameraman's last moments", BBC News, Saturday 5 April 2003: [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2920571.stm] .
* Kaveh Golestan's collection of the "Iran-Iraq War" photographs, Iranian Artists' site, [http://www.kargah.com/golestan/5/index.php?other=1 "Kargah"]
* Kaveh Golestan's collection of the "Iranian Revolution" photographs, Iranian Artists' site, [http://www.kargah.com/golestan/revolution/index.php?other=1 "Kargah"]
* "Window on an Era: A Qajar Royal Album". Selected photographs from a private album of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, with an introduction by Kaveh Golestan (2003), [http://www.kargah.com/history_of_iranian_photography/window_on_an_era/index.php?other=1 "Kargah"]

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