Through a unique collection of photographs (spanning from 1971 to 2005), contact sheets and interviews with the photographer, Abbas and the Revolution offers an unprecedented portfolio and appreciation of one of the most important important events of our time: the Iranian revolution, its aftermath, as well as a portrait of the country in the years which led to the revolution.
In more than 50 video conversations with Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, Abbas recalls the most significant moments of 1978-1980 and his later return to the country in 1997. He gives insight into his photography style and techniques, and shares the stories behind his iconic photos — a collection of historical documents and a recommended case study for aspiring and professional photojournalists. It not only shows the world what happened politically in Iran before, during and after the revolution, but also covers broader themes of Iranian society, culture, religion, art and youth.
Abbas, an Iranian transplanted to Paris, has dedicated himself to documenting societies in conflict.
He is a member of Magnum Photos.