Chronik

1944
Born in Iran
1971 – 1973
Member of Sipa
1974 – 1980
Member of Gamma
1978 – 1980
Photographed the revolution in Iran
1985
Member of Magnum Photos
1983 – 1986
Journeyed through Mexico. The resulting exhibition and book, Return to Mexico: Journeys Beyond the Mask, helped define his photographic aesthetic
1987 – 1994
Focused on the resurgence of Islam throughout the world
1997
Returned to Iran after seventeen years of voluntary exile

Ausstellungen

2008
The Children of Abraham - RIP, Fez, Morrocco; Le Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007
The Children of Abraham - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands; Exposorium Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006
The Children of Abraham - Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
2006
Islams and Shias - Vicino/Lontano, Udine, Italy
2005
Sur la Route des Esprits, La Chambre Claire, France
2004
Iran - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2004
Resurgence of Shias - Visa in Perpignan, France
2004
Ya Saddam - Noorderlicht, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2004
Islams - The United Nations, New York, NY
2003
Visiones de l'Islam - La Caixa, Girona, Granada, Pamplona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2002
Iran, the Revolution - The Grey Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Viaggio Negli Islam del Mondo - Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze, Italy
2002
Visiones de l'Islam - la Caixa, Tarragona, Madrid, Malaga, Orense, Spain
2002
IranDiary - Visa in Perpignan, France
1999
Islamies - Place Royale, Brussels, Belgium; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
1999
Chrétiens - House of Photography, Moscow, Russia; Eberhardskirche, Stuttgart, Germany
1994
Retornos a Mexico - Centro Nacional de la Fotografia, Mexico
1992
Return to Mexico - Mexico Cultural Center, Paris; Maison pour Tous, Calais, France
1991
Retrospective - Imagina, Almeria, Spain
1986
Votez pour Moi - Galerie Magnum, Paris, France
1984
Retrospective - Galerie ARPA, Bordeaux, France
1983
Retrospective - Consejo de Fotografia, Mexico
1982
Citizen of the Third World – The Photographers' Gallery, London, England; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, England
1980
Iran, the Revolution - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran; Darvazeh Ghar mosque, Tehran, Iran; Fundacao Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1977
Retrospective - Galerie Litho, Tehran, Iran
1977
Ce jour-là - Galerie FNAC, Paris
1972
Ganvie People - Falomo, Nigeria

Literatur

2009
In Whose Name?, Thames and Hudson, London & New York, Au Nom de Qui?, Editions du Pacifique, Paris
2006
The Children of Abraham, Intervalles, France
2005
Abbas, I Grandi Fotografi di Magnum, Hachette, Italy
2005
IranDiaro: 1971-2005, Saggiatore, Italy
2005
Sur la Route des Esprits, Delpire, France
2002
IranDiary: 1971-2002, Autrement, France
2000
Faces of Christianity: A Photographic Journey, A. Abrams, USA
1994
Allah O Akbar: A Journey Through Militant Islam, Phaidon, UK; Allah O Akbar - Voyages dans l'Islam militant, Phaidon, France; Allah O Akbar - Viaggio negli islam del mondo, Contrasto, Italy
1992
Return to Mexico: Journeys Beyond the Mask, W.W. Norton, USA
1986
Retornos a Oapan, FCE, Mexico
1980
Iran: La Revolution Confisquée, Editions Cletrat, France
1977
Zaire Today, Editions Jeune Afrique, France