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Abbas 1944-2018
April 25, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
April 25, 2018

It is with great sadness that Magnum Photos announces the death of Abbas who passed away earlier today at the age of 74.

Magnum’s current president Thomas Dworzak paid tribute to the veteran photographer, who for many at the agency has been both a friend and mentor:

“He was a pillar of Magnum, a godfather for a generation of younger photojournalists. An Iranian transplanted to Paris, he was a citizen of the world he relentlessly documented; its wars, its disasters, its revolutions and upheavals, and its beliefs - all his life. It is with immense sadness that we lose him. May the gods and angels of all the world’s major religions he photographed so passionately be there for him.”

Click here to access a selection of Abbas' iconic photos.

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Click here to access the full press release in English.

Cliquez ici pour le communiqué de presse en français.

Click here to view Abbas' photographer profile.