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Kaveh Golestan

Journalist from Iran

Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi (8 July 1950 - April 2, 2003), (Persian: کاوه گلستان ‎) 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 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. Kaveh was the son of the Iranian filmmaker and writer Ebrahim Golestan and the brother of Lili Golestan, translator and the owner-artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran. Kaveh was married to Hengāmeh Golestān, with a son, Mehrak.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi,کاوه گلستان
Date of birth
1950-07-08
Place of birth
Tehran
Nationality
Iran
Parents
Ebrahim Golestan, Lili Golestan, Fakhri Golestan
Spouse(s)
Hengāmeh Golestān
Children
Reveal Lili Golestan
Siblings
Lili Golestan
Profession
Photographer, Cinematographer, Journalist

Education

Institution From To
Millfield

Death

Date of death
2003-04-02
Place of death
Kifri

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