List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-02-01

    Masters of Photography

    Washington DC Wednesday - February 1, 2006     07:30 PM

    Two Decades in Afghanistan

    By REZA

    Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 7:30 PM

    Washington, D.C.

    In 1983, Iranian-born photographer Reza traveled to Afghanistan to document the resistance to the Soviet occupation of that country. In 1992, he was the only photographer to enter Kabul with the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, then a leader of the resistance movement following Soviet evacuation. In later years, Reza made several return visits and gained extraordinary access that allowed him to document the country as few other photographers were able. In 2001, Reza founded Aïna (meaning “mirror”), an organization dedicated to promoting press and cultural freedom in Afghanistan. In recognition of his photographic and humanitarian achievements, last year the French senate honored him with the medal of the French Order of Merit. In this special appearance, a veteran photographer offers an insightful retrospective of his more than two decades of work in Afghanistan, and shares thoughts on the challenging future facing its people.


    The Grosvenor Auditorium

    National Geographic Society Headquarters

    1600 M Street, NW

    Washington, D.C. 20036

    +1 202 857 7700


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