Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - U.S. photojournalist Randy Hope Goodman has come back to Iran to take photos of Iranian citizens and their daily lives to complete her collection of photos on Iran taken over 30 years ago.
Randy Hope Goodman (R) in Tehran
Goodman was invited to speak at a session arranged on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 13th Iranian Biennial of Photography underway at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Persian service of MNA reported on Friday.
In her short speech, Goodman said that she had made three trips to Iran at different times. Her first journey to Iran was during the year 1979 when an Iranian student group seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the post-revolution period.
She visited Iran three more times in 1980 to 1983. She toured the Iran-Iraq war zone and had the exclusive opportunity to photograph the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, in her previous visits.
Her moving photographs focus on soldiers and civilians, people whose lives were highly affected during the Islamic Revolution and Iran-Iraq war.
by Randy Hope Goodman
According to Randy, her biggest and strangest experience was to photograph Imam Khomeini while she was putting on a chador.
She also remarked that she was the only American photojournalist who had the chance to take photos of Imam Khomeini.
Now Randy Goodman is back to Iran to travel to different locations across the country and take photos to compare Iran's today with the past.
She expressed hope that she could hold an exhibition of her photos and have the chance to publish them in a book.
Randy's photographs have been widely published in newspapers and magazines throughout the world including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post and in Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Libya, Italy and Spain.
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