• By Zahra Rastguei

    THERAN.(HONARONLINE)- We've all heard of Imam Khomeini, but how many of us know who he truly is? Our parents surely know more about him and can speak about the Iranian people's love for a man who surpassed their beliefs, but what about us? Today's generations have only heard Ruhollah's name. They've probably seen his picture on the front page of their textbooks, read a sentence below his picture, and then moved on without thinking about it.

  • THERAN.(HONARONLINE)- Imam Khomeini, the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, continues to bewilder the West decades after his demise because he led a revolution that continues unabated to this day under the leadership of his successor Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

  • TEHRAN. (HONARONLINE) – “Iran’s Lady Qods”, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi about Khadijeh Saqafi, the wife of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, will be screened at the Asiatica Film Festival in Rome.

  • The public uprising in June 5, 1963 ignited the flames of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The demonstrations, known as 15th of Khordad Uprising, were the public protest against the arrest of Imam Khomeini after his strong remarks on Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Israel and the United States. The protestors were harshly suppressed but the event marked the vitality and power of the opposition against Pahlavi dynasty and the support Iranian nation had for their religious and political figure, Ayatollah Khomeini, who 15 years later led the Islamic Revolution to establish the Islamic Republic of Iran. Here are some of the images of that important event.

  • Kaveh Kazemi was born on October 17, 1952 in Tehran. His photographic career started in the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1978 and has spanned for more than three decades covering Iran, the region and the world working with major international print media as a freelance photojournalist. His pictures have appeared notably in Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Stern, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, L'Express, Figaro Magazine and Geo. In 1984 he based himself in Paris and covered many different regions of the world including Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Syria, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. In February 1991 during the Persian Gulf War, he was among the few photographers present in Iraq and his pictures were published in TIME magazine and throughout the world. His permanent base now is his native Iran where he continues to work and cover the region. He is represented by Getty Images where all his archives appear online starting with the coverage of Iranian Revolution to present day. This week observed the anniversary of the death and continued legacy of Imam Khomeini, the father of the Islamic Revolution. Here are Kazemi’s shots of that important event.