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Looking for photos of Iran

Dear Photographers,

The Spring 2009 issue of Middle East Report is a special issue on Iran (30 years since the revolution). I’m looking for a range of material — historical and recent.

Middle East Report (www.merip.org) is a progressive quarterly magazine on the politics, society, economy and culture of the region. We are non-profit and totally independent (we take no government or corporate funding). We can offer $100 per photo used at any size (they usually run about 1/2 page and are always in black and white).

Here are the subjects I’m looking for, feel free to get in touch if you have something relevant. Please try to send samples or web site addresses by January 17.

Photo needs:

+ Documentary photos from the 1979 Revolution and Iran-Iraq war (1980–1988)
+ Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (politician, former president of Iran)
+ Reformists of late 1990s, such as Mohammad Khatami (former president), Saeed Hajjarian, Akbar Ganji
+ Attempts to police public morality (billboards, women morality police, etc.)
+ Anything showing irony or nuance in public displays of religiosity
+ Interaction between sexes
+ Public displays of affection between sexes
+ Jehad-e Sazandegi (government rural development organization) at work: building new roads, providing electricity to rural areas, building schools
+ Anything capturing “fat-cat” status of clerics and regime officials
+ Building boom in major cities in the 1980s (or images of Tehran’s urban density, high-rises and sprawl)
+ Skyline views of Tehran
+ Documentary photos showing how ordinary people get by
+ Journalists — at work, on trial or as faces of the regime
+ Abdulkarim Soroush
+ Mohsen Kadivar
+ Seminary students in class
+ Anything from Iran’s Baluchistan province (capital is Zahedan), also Jundallah fighters or activists

Thank you for your great work.

Best regards,

Michelle
Photo Editor
mwoodward@merip.org

by Michelle L. Woodward at 2008-12-29 17:37:47 UTC Baltimore , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Send you a mail.

cheers, Alexander

by Alexander Spreti | 29 Dec 2008 20:12 | Munich, Germany | | Report spam→
hi michele, take a look at this page: http://www.documentiran.com/

regards,
milos

by Milos Djuric | 30 Dec 2008 11:12 | Hannover, Germany | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle !
I have been to Iran last October.
Check out my pictures here
http://www.alexandermagedler.com/iran/ir00.html

cheers
Alex

by Alex Magedler | 30 Dec 2008 14:12 (ed. Dec 30 2008) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Hi dear Michelle,
I am Mohammad Kheirkhah, Iranian photographer working for United Press International (UPI) here in Tehran, Iran. Here is my website: www.kheirkhah.ir and also I guess you can find half of what you need there and also here http://webview.upi.com/?ss=mohammad+kheirkhah,
Attention that my website doesn’t support Fire fox or Safari yet, get in touch at let me know what you think,
Best,
Mo,

by Mohammad Kheirkhah | 30 Dec 2008 14:12 | Tehran, Iran | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle,

I was in Iran earlier this year. I travelled by bus from Tabriz [via Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd and Bam] to Zehedan. It was quite a rushed journey but I managed to get quite a few photos.

Here’s a sample of my work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridanflynn/sets/72157606260667616/

Regards,

Sheridan.

by Sheridan Flynn | 30 Dec 2008 15:12 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I just sent you an email.
Best, Wendy

by Wendy Marijnissen | 02 Jan 2009 10:01 | Antwerp, Belgium | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle, just sent you a private message with some photos. All the best, Fred

by Fredrik Härenstam | 03 Jan 2009 18:01 | Gothenburg, Sweden | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle,
I’m shure you know Paolo Woods and his “Iran Felix”. If not, for sure it’s worth a look. http://www.paolowoods.net/

Cheers,
Massi

by Massimiliano Clausi | 04 Jan 2009 09:01 | Genoa, Italy | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle, i have one photo gallery and one multimedia file.
You can see it on the following links.
Photogallery: http://www.smcv.eu/pages_ita/205_reportage/303.01_iran/iran.html
Multimedia: http://www.smcv.eu/pages_ita/205_reportage/303.01_iran/iran%20video.html
I’m shooting this first session during one week last 2008; i’m scheduled a next trip in Teheran during march-april 2009 for 3-4 weeks long.

Best regards,
Salvatore

by Salvatore Santoro | 04 Jan 2009 12:01 (ed. Jan 4 2009) | Bologna, Italy | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle
i have just sent you an email with my link

take care
Gianni

by Gianni Giosue | 04 Jan 2009 14:01 | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→

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Participants

Michelle L. Woodward, photo editor, photog Michelle L. Woodward
photo editor, photog
Beirut , Lebanon
Alexander Spreti, Photographer Alexander Spreti
Photographer
Munich , Germany ( MUC )
Milos Djuric, Photojournalist Milos Djuric
Photojournalist
(www.milosdjuric.com)
Hannover , Germany ( HAJ )
Alex Magedler, tourist with camera Alex Magedler
tourist with camera
Vienna , Austria ( VIE )
Mohammad Kheirkhah, Photographer Mohammad Kheirkhah
Photographer
Sunnyvale , United States ( SFO )
Sheridan Flynn, Photographer Sheridan Flynn
Photographer
Paris , France
Wendy Marijnissen, Photographer Wendy Marijnissen
Photographer
Antwerpen , Belgium
Fredrik Härenstam, Fredrik Härenstam
Benin City , Nigeria
Massimiliano Clausi, Photojournalist Massimiliano Clausi
Photojournalist
Genoa , Italy
Salvatore Santoro, Freelance Photographer Salvatore Santoro
Freelance Photographer
(Salvatore Santoro | Italy)
Bologna , Italy ( BLQ )
Gianni Giosue, Photographer Gianni Giosue
Photographer
Tokyo , Japan ( NRT )


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