New Site Profiles Magnum Photographer Abbas’s Coverage of Iran

IRAN: TEHRAN January 1979. After a pro Shah demonstration at the Amjadiyeh Stadium, a woman believed to be pro Shah supporter is lynched by a Revolutionary mob.

IRAN: TEHRAN January 1979.
After a pro Shah demonstration at the Amjadiyeh Stadium, a woman believed to be pro Shah supporter is lynched by a Revolutionary mob.

A new site is looking to profile the work of famed Magnum Photographer Abbas–who covered much of the Iranian revolution. The site is a collaboration between IranWire and Journalism Is Not A Crime and produced by Iranian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari. It commemorates the 37th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.

Abbas.site does a great job of showing off how much the times have changed between the news coverage of Iran today and what it was back then. It’s broken down into many sections that not only show images but accompanying text that explains more about what was happening at that time. Since it’s Magnum photos photographer Abbas, it’s also just quite powerful in light of all that’s happening in the world right now.

If you’re into photojournalism and documentary work, some of the images will really grab you.