Assyrian association to pay tribute to photographer Yaghobzadeh

April 7, 2008

TEHRAN -- The Assyrian Association of Tehran and its representative office in Majlis are to pay tribute to world famous Iranian photographer Alfred Yaghobzadeh for his great endeavor in registering the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war scenes.

Yaghobzadeh who was active as a photographer during the Iran-Iraq war took unforgettable photos of the bravery of Iranian men and women.
His honoring ceremony will take place at the venue of Ishtar Art Gallery on its opening day on April 19, displaying a selection of Yaghobzadeh’s recent works.
Yaghobzadeh began his first experience of photography with Iran-Iraq war. He later cooperated with the Associated Press. He has also worked as a photographer for Sipa Press of France for over two decades.
His main photographic activities are on wartime in Lebanon. He took pictures for 13 years amongst the Palestinians fighting against the Zionist regime.
Yaghobzadeh also has a great experience in portraying the traditions and religious ceremonies of over 24 countries.
He is the winner of the first grade prize of World Press Photo. He has also won the first prize of the National Press Photographers Association in the U.S.
In addition, Yaghobzadeh was also a member of photo selection team in World Press Photo Festival in Netherlands in 2004.