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Abbas Kowsari's photography at Aaran Gallery in Tehran

Abbas KowsariAbbas Kowsari has changed the face of photojournalism in Iran. His unique angles and personal vision capture the sorrows, joys and memories of a nation in a constant state of flux. His work is imbued with his special human touch and empathy combined with sharp observations of Iranian society. Shying away from the limelight Kowsari chooses to follow his favorite journalists from one banned publication to the next. His strength and perseverance is an example of women and men who despite obstacles, are pushing the boundaries by contributing to one of the liveliest media scenes in the world today. It's high time to take a moment and appreciate his work away from every day bustle of life in Iran.

Exhibition from 2008-11-28 to 2008-12-11 at Aaran Gallery
No.9 - Dey st. North Kheradmand Ave. Tehran Iran.
Postal code: 158591115
Tel: +9821 88829086-9
fax: +9821 88841412

Abbas Kowsari

Born in 1970, Iran

2006-present   Photo editor Etemad Newspaper
2007-present   Photo editor Sarmayeh Economics Newspaper
2003-present   Photo editor Haft Monthly Arts Magazine- Closed Down
2008               "Tehran Transit" Book of Photographs and Contemporary Art by Iranian Artists and Photographers - to be published in the UK this year
2003-2007       Photo Editor Shargh Newspaper - Closed Down
2004               group exhibition, MUSLIMS LA VILETTE PARIS
2003               PORTRAITS French Embassy Damascus
2002               group exhibition, Iran Contemporary Photography, Asar Gallery Tehran
2000-2003       Photo editor Hamshahri Supplements
2001-2002       Photo editor Nowrooz Newspaper - Closed Down
2000-2000       Photographer Jam e Jam Newspaper
1999               Photographer Fath Newspaper - Closed Down
1998-1999       Photographer Entekhab Newspaper - Closed Down
1998-1998       Photographer Sobh e Emrooz Newspaper - Closed Down
1998-1998       Photographer Zan Daily Newspaper - Closed Down
1998-1998       Photographer Toos Daily Newspaper - Closed Down
1997-1998       Photographer Jame'e Daily Newspaper - Closed Down
1994-1997       Photographer Tehran Times Daily English Newspaper

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