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Bahman Jalali (1944–2010)

By William Pym

Mourners gather for the first half of Bahman Jalali’s funeral, held at the Iranian Artists’ Forum in Tehran, 2010. The ceremony was later continued at the Beheshte Zahra cemetry in Tehran. Photo by Ali Kaveh.

TEHRAN — Bahman Jalali, a photographer who framed political, cultural and aesthetic aspects of the Iranian landscape and people, died on January 15, aged 65, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Jalali’s peerless contributions as an artist, documentarian, curator, collector and teacher place him among the pioneers of Iranian contemporary art photography.

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