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Vietnam, 1973

Abbas wears a helmet and flak-jacket while covering the war

 

Photojournalist Abbas - a career in pictures

 

The Iranian-born photographer Abbas,

who covered wars and revolutions across the world,

has died aged 74.

 

Abbas joined Magnum in 1981

and covered conflicts and unrest

in Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Middle East, Iran, Chile and Cuba

as well as documenting South Africa under apartheid.

 

‘He was a godfather

for an entire generation of young photographers,’

Magnum’s president, Thomas Dworzak, said

 

Warning: contains images some readers may find disturbing

 

A Abbas / Magnum Photos

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Thu 26 Apr 2018        13.26 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuwait, 1991

Next to a tank destroyed by US aerial bombing,

a dead Iraqi soldier is mummified

by drops of oil escaping from wells,

set on fire by the soldier’s unit before it retreated

 

Photojournalist Abbas - a career in pictures

 

The Iranian-born photographer Abbas,

who covered wars and revolutions across the world,

has died aged 74.

 

Abbas joined Magnum in 1981

and covered conflicts and unrest

in Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Middle East, Iran, Chile and Cuba

as well as documenting South Africa under apartheid.

 

‘He was a godfather

for an entire generation of young photographers,’

Magnum’s president, Thomas Dworzak, said

 

Warning:

contains images some readers may find disturbing

 

A Abbas / Magnum Photos

G

Thu 26 Apr 2018        13.26 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tehran, Iran, 1979

After a demonstration

in support of the constitution and prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar,

a woman, believed to be a supporter of the shah,

is mobbed by a revolutionary crowd

 

Photograph: A Abbas/Magnum Photos

 

Photojournalist Abbas - a career in pictures

 

The Iranian-born photographer Abbas,

who covered wars and revolutions across the world,

has died aged 74.

 

Abbas joined Magnum in 1981

and covered conflicts and unrest

in Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Middle East, Iran, Chile and Cuba

as well as documenting South Africa under apartheid.

 

‘He was a godfather

for an entire generation of young photographers,’

Magnum’s president, Thomas Dworzak, said

 

Warning: contains images some readers may find disturbing

 

A Abbas / Magnum Photos

G

Thu 26 Apr 2018        13.26 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbas    1944-2018

 

The Iranian-born

photographer Abbas (...)

covered wars and revolutions

across the world

 

(...)

 

Abbas joined Magnum in 1981

and covered conflicts and unrest

in Bangladesh, Vietnam,

the Middle East, Iran,

Chile and Cuba

as well as documenting

South Africa

under apartheid.

 

‘He was a godfather

for an entire generation

of young photographers,’

Magnum’s president,

Thomas Dworzak, said

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

 

https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/abbas-1944-2018/

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/apr/26/
photojournalist-abbas-a-career-in-pictures

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/11/19/
456635190/photographer-abbas-chronicles-what-people-do-in-the-name-of-god

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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