Abbas  (Iranian, 1944) 


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Abbas Biography
1944   Born in Iran
1971 - 1973   Member of Sipa
1974 - 1980   Member of Gamma
1978 - 1980   Photographed the revolution in Iran
1985   Member of Magnum Photos
1983 - 1986   Journeyed through Mexico. The resulting exhibition and book, Return to Mexico: Journeys Beyond the Mask, helped define his photographic aesthetic
1987 - 1994   Focused on the resurgence of Islam throughout the world
1997   Returned to Iran after seventeen years of voluntary exile
Selected Exhibitions
2008   The Children of Abraham - RIP, Fez, Morrocco; Le Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007   The Children of Abraham - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands; Exposorium Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006   The Children of Abraham - Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
2006   Islams and Shias - Vicino/Lontano, Udine, Italy
2005   Sur la Route des Esprits, La Chambre Claire, France
2004   Iran - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2004   Resurgence of Shias - Visa in Perpignan, France
2004   Ya Saddam - Noorderlicht, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2004   Islams - The United Nations, New York, NY
2003   Visiones de l'Islam - La Caixa, Girona, Granada, Pamplona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2002   Iran, the Revolution - The Grey Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Viaggio Negli Islam del Mondo - Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze, Italy
2002   Visiones de l'Islam - la Caixa, Tarragona, Madrid, Malaga, Orense, Spain
2002   IranDiary - Visa in Perpignan, France
1999   Islamies - Place Royale, Brussels, Belgium; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
1999   Chrétiens - House of Photography, Moscow, Russia; Eberhardskirche, Stuttgart, Germany
1994   Retornos a Mexico - Centro Nacional de la Fotografia, Mexico
1992   Return to Mexico - Mexico Cultural Center, Paris; Maison pour Tous, Calais, France
1991   Retrospective - Imagina, Almeria, Spain
1986   Votez pour Moi - Galerie Magnum, Paris, France
1984   Retrospective - Galerie ARPA, Bordeaux, France
1983   Retrospective - Consejo de Fotografia, Mexico
1982   Citizen of the Third World – The Photographers' Gallery, London, England; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, England
1980   Iran, the Revolution - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran; Darvazeh Ghar mosque, Tehran, Iran; Fundacao Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1977   Retrospective - Galerie Litho, Tehran, Iran
1977   Ce jour-là - Galerie FNAC, Paris
1972   Ganvie People - Falomo, Nigeria
2009   In Whose Name?, Thames and Hudson, London & New York, Au Nom de Qui?, Editions du Pacifique, Paris
2006   The Children of Abraham, Intervalles, France
2005   Abbas, I Grandi Fotografi di Magnum, Hachette, Italy
2005   IranDiaro: 1971-2005, Saggiatore, Italy
2005   Sur la Route des Esprits, Delpire, France
2002   IranDiary: 1971-2002, Autrement, France
2000   Faces of Christianity: A Photographic Journey, A. Abrams, USA
1994   Allah O Akbar: A Journey Through Militant Islam, Phaidon, UK; Allah O Akbar - Voyages dans l'Islam militant, Phaidon, France; Allah O Akbar - Viaggio negli islam del mondo, Contrasto, Italy
1992   Return to Mexico: Journeys Beyond the Mask, W.W. Norton, USA
1986   Retornos a Oapan, FCE, Mexico
1980   Iran: La Revolution Confisquée, Editions Cletrat, France
1977   Zaire Today, Editions Jeune Afrique, France