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Kaveh Golsetan
کاوه گلستان
File:Kaveh Golestan.jpg
Born July 8, 1950
Tehran, Iran
Died April 2, 2003(2003-04-02) (aged 53)
Kifri, Iraq
Education Millfield[1]
Occupation Photographer
Family Ebrahim Golestan
Lili Golestan
Mehrak Golestan

Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi (8 July 1950 - April 2, 2003), (Persian: کاوه گلستان‎) was an Iranian photojournalist and artist. Golestan was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England.[2]

In 1988, working as a freelance photographer, he took the first pictures of the aftermath of Halabja poison gas attack during the Iran-Iraq War.

On April 2, 2003, he was killed at the age of 53, as a result of stepping on a land mine while working for the BBC in Kifri, Iraq.[3] He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran.[4]


L Golestan with brother

Kāveh Golestān and his sister Lili

Kaveh was the son of the Iranian filmmaker and writer Ebrahim Golestan and the brother of Lili Golestan,[5] translator and the owner-artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran.

Kaveh was married to Hengāmeh Golestān, with a son, Mehrak.

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