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Nikol Faridani's widow to donate his books to World Food Program

Source: Mehr News Agency

The widow of Iranian photographer Nikol Faridani will donate some of his rare books to the UN World Food Program on the occasion of World Photography Day on August 19.

Iranian photographer Nikol Faridani
Nikol Faridani

"Nikol Faridani was in love with taking photos of nature and people from his homeland. Most of his photos are of deprived people who, despite their hunger, smiled for his camera. Therefore, it is my duty to dedicate some of his rare books to the World Food Program," Monireh Soltani mentioned in a note.

"As we all know, photo journalism is one of the most difficult kinds of photography. So, I want to dedicate this day to all photographers who take excellent photos in the most difficult of situations," she said.

photo by Nikol Faridani

Faridani died in June 2008 at his home. He suffered from prostate cancer, pneumonia, and Parkinson's disease. Hed spent his last years at home with his photographer wife Monireh Soltani.

Faridani was born in 1935 in Shiraz. His family moved to Isfahan when he was two and he completed his elementary education at the Shah Abbas School in Jolfa. Then, they moved to Tehran and later to Kerman, and ultimately returned to Tehran in 1955.

photo by Nikol Faridani

The World Food Program (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger worldwide.

WFP provides food, on average, to 90 million people per year, 58 million of whom are children. From its headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world, WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.

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