Famous and Notable Iranian Photographers

Famous Iranian Photographers

10. Zahra Kazemi

Zahra (Ziba) Kazemi-Ahmadabadi was an Iranian-Canadian photographer, who died in Iran following her arrest in Iran. She was in Iran to take photographs of the demonstrations that were going to take place in Tehran post elections in 2003. The demonstrations were effectively crushed after the sixth day by a massive deployment of security forces. Kazemi drove to the prison to take pictures of the family members of prisoners from demonstration and got arrested and died in the prison. Iranian authorities insist that her death was accidental and that she died of a stroke while being interrogated.
  • Age: Died at 55 (1948-2003)
  • Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
  • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Writer, Photographer