Jahangir Razmi

Photo © Jahangir Razmi

I remember seeing this haunting image in a Time-Life book many years back when I still frequent the old Thomas Jefferson Library (located in Buendia Avenue then). Photographer's name was not mentioned but, instead it was credited to an 'anonymous' photographer. Until I came across Magnum's feature on Jahangir Razmi, an Iranian photographer, who accepted the Pullitzer 27 Years after winning it. Mr. Razmi received the Pullitzer prize last May 21, 2007 for his 1979 photo Firing Squad in Iran. It won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.

To view Mr. Razmi's photo essay , click here.

Read an article by Journalist Joshua Prager on this chilling photograph's hidden history, please click the link below:


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