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Newsha Tavakolian
b. Iran, 1981
Featured Essays
Nov 20, 2017
On the evening of November 12th a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border region resulting in 7,500 injuries and at least 500 fatalities. It’s the deadliest earthquake of 2017. The damage was especially high near the epicenter in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. 70,000 people lost their homes and have had to seek alternate shelter as temperatures in this mountainous region have been... More...
Nov 14, 2017
How do Magnum Photographers work in the
world of corporate advertising?

Join Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak, Newsha Tavakolian and Jonas Bendiksen, along with Dominik Wichmann from advertising agency Looping.Group, in a discussion about how visual story telling influences their work in corporate communication and advertising.

Thomas Dworzak
Thomas Dworzak is from Kötzting, Germany, but grew... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 23, 2017
Iran's Caspian sea region has long been the main destination for Iranian families in search for sun, beaches and fun. There are resorts all along across the crescent moon shaped coast line, but most people rent local houses near the beach.

But, sun and fun in the Islamic republic comes with rules. There are no clubs and bars, alcohol is illegal, as is walking around in bikinis. All women in Iran are... More...
Featured Essays
May 9, 2017
During Newsha Tavakolian’s youth the political and social climate in Iran prevented families from taking vacations to public sites but today, Iranians are eager to venture out and explore the country. On assignment for the New Yorker, Tavakolian visited some of these vacation destinations, some historic and others rich in natural beauty.

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Featured Essays
Apr 4, 2017
For the first time since its formation, the Marxist FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group will be able to emerge from hiding. On November 26th, 2016, FARC signed a definitive peace deal with the Colombian government, bringing an end to 50 years of conflict. As part of the agreement, during the first six months of peace the rebels must disarm and begin the process of integrating... More...