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. He is buried in a cemetery in the east of Tehran. 3 4
Kāveh Golestān and his sister Lili
Kaveh was the son of the Iranian filmmaker and writer
Ebrahim Golestan and the brother of Lili Golestan, translator and the owner-artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in 5 Tehran, Iran.
Kaveh was married to Hengāmeh Golestān, with a son,
The press release of
Committee to Protect Journalists and International Freedom of Expression Exchange concerning Golestan's death: " BBC Cameraman Killed In Iraq", 2 April 2003.
"Index on Censorship: Tribute to Kaveh Golestan", 3 April 2003.
BBC cameraman's last moments, BBC News, Saturday 5 April 2003.
Kaveh Golestan's collection of the Iranian Revolution photographs, Iranian Artists' site "Kargah".
Kaveh Golestan's collection of the Iran-Iraq War photographs, Iranian Artists' site "Kargah".
"Window on an Era: A Qajar Royal Album", with an introduction by Kaveh Golestan (2003), "Kargah" (selected photographs from a private album of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar).
Kaveh Golestan's Funeral, A photo-reportage, Iranian Artists' site "Kargah".
Audio slideshow (6 min 7 sec). The person speaking is Ms Hengāmeh Golestān, wife of Kaveh Golestan, who has organized an exhibition of the photographs by Kaveh Golestan. She is a professional photograph herself and lives in London.