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Manoocher Deghati


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Manoocher Deghati has been photographing news, conflicts and social issues around the globe since 1978, starting with the Iranian revolution and subsequent war with Iraq in his native country Iran. After being exiled from Iran in 1985 he worked for several major agencies (Keystone, Sipa, Black Star, AFP), magazines, and the United Nations on four continents. He worked for publications such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, GEO, and National Geographic. In 2002 he founded AINA Photojournalism Institute in Kabul. After directing the photo operation for The Associated Press in the Middle East for four years, he is now freelancing from his new home base in Southern Italy.


Franco-Iranian photojournalist Manoocher Deghati, together with FotoEvidence, is going to publish a retrospective photo book of his life work in a limited edition, documenting 45 years of world events and including a biographical novel about his life written by Ursula Janssen.

Manoocher’s extraordinary professional archive spans decades and more than a dozen countries. His biography depicts his extraordinary experience: remarkable encounters, incredible coincidences and anecdotes that are more fantastical than many fictional stories. It’s the story of an indestructible zest for life that exposes the nature of oppression and celebrates the relentless pursuit of freedom.