مشاهير تركهاى ايران: رضا دقتى
Reza Deghati is a very successful and prolific Iranian photographer, currently residing in Paris. Reza's pictures are widely distributed in more than 50 countries around the world. See the March and April 1996 issues of National Geographic Magazine for some of his recent photographs from Xinjiang in China.
Reza has captured the beauty and turmoil of the Middle and Far East for such magazines as Newsweek, Time, Geo, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
He was born Reza Deghati in Tabriz, Iran, in 1952. (He never used his last name professionally, because his dissident activities made him a target for the authorities.) At 14 he began to teach himself the principles of photography. He later studied architecture at the University of Tehran.
From 1971 to 1978 he photographed rural society and architecture in his homeland. The Iranian revolution shifted his focus from the countryside, and he covered the conflict for the French Press Agency.
His work for the French Press Agency attracted the attention of Newsweek, for whom he became a correspondent in Iran from 1978 to 1981. He then became a Middle East correspondent for Time from 1983 to 1988. From 1989 to 1990 he served as a consultant to the United Nations humanitarian program in Afghanistan.
Reza’s first full coverage for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine was “Cairo: Clamorous Heart of Egypt,” published in April 1993. Since then he has photographed “Turkey Struggles for Balance” (May 1994), “Xinjiang” (March 1996), “The Silk Road’s Lost World” (March 1996), “Pilgrimage to China’s Buddhist Caves” (April 1996), “The Imperiled Nile Delta” (January 1997), and “The Rise and Fall of the Caspian Sea” (May 1999). [You can purchase these issues in our store.]
Reza has contributed to a number of books, is a regular correspondent for BBC Persian and Radio France Internationale Persian, and has taught at such schools as the École d’Art in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He makes his home in Paris.
مشاهير تركهاى ايران: رضا دقتى
Reza Deghati is a very successful and prolific Iranian photographer, currently residing in Paris. Reza's pictures are widely distributed in more than 50 countries around the world. See the March and April 1996 issues of National Geographic Magazine for some of his recent photographs from Xinjiang in China. Check the end of this page for a few of Reza's famous photographs. Here is the biography and some background on Reza Deghati:
1952 Born July 26, in Tabriz, Iran.
1968 Teaches himself the priciples of photography
1970 High School graduate, concentation in sciences.
Begins physics studies at the University of Tabriz.
1971/77 Architecture studies at the University of Tehran.
Begins to photoghaph the rural society and architecture in Iran.
1978 Works for Agence France Press during the revolution
1979 Gives up architexture in favor of photography
1978/81 Newsweek correspondent in Iran
1983/88 Time Magazine's middle East correspondent
1989/90 Consultant to the United Nations humanitarian program in Afghanistan
1989/95 Reports fof Unicef
1990/95 Reports for National Geographic Magazine
Germany - Ster, Geo, Nieuwe revu, Bunte, Zeit Magazine, Der Spiegel
Switzerland - Le Nouvel Illustre
France - Paris-Match, Geo, Le Nouvel Observateur, Figaro Magazine,
L'Express, Le Monde.....
United Kingdom - THe Observer, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent
Spain - El Pais
Italy - Infinito, Oggi, Isole, Epoca, L'Espresso, Corriere della Sera, Airone
USA - Newseweek, Times, Magazine, Life, National Geographic Magazine
1979 Iran, moderna Art Museum, Teharn.
1981 Iranian Kurdish, La Mutualite, Paris.
1984 Kurdistan, Opening exhibit at the Kurd Institute, Paris.
1983 Lebanon, Athens
1983 Lebenon, London
1983 World Press Photo, Amsterdam
1984 Iran/Iranian Kurdistan, FNAC, Paaris. Travelling exhibition in Europe
1986 South Africa, FNAC, Paris Traveling exhibition in Europe.
1986 World Press photo, Amsterdam
1987 Afghanistan, ICP, New York
1988 Iran, Cahiers d'exil, FIAP, Paris
1988 Photojounalism, Centre Georges Pompidou,
1988 Pakistan as seen by Iranian photographers, Karachi Press Club.
1988 50 European photographers, Greece
1991 France, county o exile, FNAC, Paris
1993 Central Asian Republics: Tadjikistan, FNAC, Paris 5th Havana
1994 Republica Islamica Del Iran: Viva La Muerte, 5th Havana Biennical, Cuba
1994 Cairo, Les Allumees, Nantes
1995 Turkey, 7th annual photojounalism festival, Perpignan.
1983 World Press "News Feature Series" (2nd Prize)
1986 World Press "News Feature Series" (2nd Prize)
1983 Photo Reporter, November Paris
1983 Focus: Kabul
1985 Liberation newspaper, February 14, Paris
1989 Photomagazine, June, Paris
1992 The Independent Magazine, No. 221, Reza by Neil Jordan, U.K.
1983 Paix en Galilee, Beyrouth, Les Editions de Minuit, Paris
1984 Frieden fur Galilaa, Beirut, Buntbuch, Hambourg
1985 A day in the life of Canada
1986 Bayan Ki, Project 28 Days, Hong Kong A day in the life of America
1987 Paris Pekin Paris, les editions d'art phoebus, Rouen
1989 Het oog van de oerlog, amsterdam Trois jours en France, Nathan, Paris
1991 Atlas du Monde Arabe, Bordas, Paris
1992 Around the world, Imax, Paris
1995 Les chants brules, Benteli, Berne
Television and Radio: Reza is a regular correspondent for BBC Persian, RFI (Radio France Int'l) Persian. He has been interviewed by France Onter (1993) and participated in the Cercle de Minuit, cultural television program in France. During the 7th photojournalism festival of Perpignan in 1995, Reza was interviewed by France Culture, as well as by Paris Premiere and Farance 3 Provence.
Teaching Experience: Reza has given courses and workshops on photojounalism in various European and American Universities:
Ecole Nationale del la Photograhie (Arles):
Instructor in Reporting, 1987, 1988.
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles):
Instructor for Photojournalism workshops, 1987, 1993.
Ecole d'Art, MJM, Paris:
Instructor for Reporting, 1989.
Ecole M121 - Careers in Photo, Montreuil:
Reporting insturctor since the founding in 1990
Geprgetown University, Washington, D.C. :
Photojournalism Lectures in 1991, 1993, 1995.
CFJP ( Center for the professional training of journalists):
Instructor for designing and executing reporting for journalists already in possession of a press card, since 1990.
Istanbul Fines Arts University (Turkey):
Lecture on photojournalism, November 1993.
Doctors Without Borders ( Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Lecture on Rwanda and Burundi in 1994.
Lecture on south Africa in 1985.
Lecture on south Africa in 1986.