Reza Deghati is
a very successful and prolific Iranian photographer, currently residing
in Paris. Reza's pictures are widely distributed in more than 50 countries
around the world. See the March and April 1996 issues of National Geographic
Magazine for some of his recent photographs from Xinjiang in China. Check
the end of this page for a few of Reza's famous photographs. Here is the
biography and some background on Reza Deghati:
1968 Teaches himself the priciples of photography
1970 High School graduate, concentation in sciences.
1979 Gives up architexture in favor of photography
1978/81 Newsweek correspondent in Iran
1983/88 Time Magazine's middle East correspondent
1989/90 Consultant to the United Nations humanitarian program in Afghanistan
1989/95 Reports fof Unicef
1990/95 Reports for National Geographic Magazine
Switzerland - Le Nouvel Illustre
France - Paris-Match, Geo, Le Nouvel Observateur, Figaro Magazine,
Spain - El Pais
Italy - Infinito, Oggi, Isole, Epoca, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera, Airone
USA - Newseweek, Times, Magazine, Life, National Geographic Magazine
1981 Iranian Kurdish, La Mutualite, Paris.
1984 Kurdistan, Opening exhibit at the Kurd Institute, Paris.
1983 Lebenon, London
1983 World Press Photo, Amsterdam
1984 Iran/Iranian Kurdistan, FNAC, Paaris. Travelling exhibition in Europe
1986 South Africa, FNAC, Paris Traveling exhibition in Europe.
1986 World Press photo, Amsterdam
1987 Afghanistan, ICP, New York
1988 Iran, Cahiers d'exil, FIAP, Paris
1988 Photojounalism, Centre Georges Pompidou,
1988 Pakistan as seen by Iranian photographers, Karachi Press Club.
1988 50 European photographers, Greece
1991 France, county o exile, FNAC, Paris
1993 Central Asian Republics: Tadjikistan, FNAC, Paris 5th Havana
1994 Republica Islamica Del Iran: Viva La Muerte, 5th Havana Biennical, Cuba
1994 Cairo, Les Allumees, Nantes
1995 Turkey, 7th annual photojounalism festival, Perpignan.
1986 World Press "News Feature Series" (2nd Prize)
1983 Focus: Kabul
1985 Liberation newspaper, February 14, Paris
1989 Photomagazine, June, Paris
1992 The Independent Magazine, No. 221, Reza by Neil Jordan, U.K.
1984 Frieden fur Galilaa, Beirut, Buntbuch, Hambourg
1985 A day in the life of Canada
1986 Bayan Ki, Project 28 Days, Hong Kong A day in the life of America
1987 Paris Pekin Paris, les editions d'art phoebus, Rouen
1989 Het oog van de oerlog, amsterdam Trois jours en France, Nathan, Paris
1991 Atlas du Monde Arabe, Bordas, Paris
1992 Around the world, Imax, Paris
1995 Les chants brules, Benteli, Berne
Teaching Experience: Reza has given courses and workshops on photojounalism in various European and American Universities:
Here are a few of Reza's famous photographs: