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Iran in the 1980s

French photographer Jean Gaumy documented the reality of Iran during the 1980s, including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini

Jean Gaumy

Jean Gaumy Veiled women practice shooting on the outskirts of the city. Tehran, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Mourners around the coffin of Fazollah Mahalliti and the other 12 victims of a recent plane crash. The plane was shot down by Iraqi aircraft during the war between the two countries. City of Qum, I (...)
Jean Gaumy A political demonstration. Tehran, Iran. 1987. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy The Behesht Zahra cemetery. Mothers and widows of young soldiers killed on the front. Tehran, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Hundreds of thousands of Iranians in a sea of black garments, gathered to attend the funeral of Khomeini. Tehran, Iran. June 6, 1989. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Iraq prisoners in the war camp of Hach Matiah. 1987. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy The traditional Friday prayer at the University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Volunteer men waiting for vehicles to take them to the front. Town of Hamadan, Iran. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Iraqi prisoners holding up the effigy of president Saddam Hussein covered with the Star of David and other emblems. Town of Parandak, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy The corpse of a soldier in an Iraqi territory under Iranian control. Town of Faw. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Mourners around the coffin of Fazollah Mahalliti, and the other twelve victims of a recent plane crash. The plane was shot down by Iraqi aircraft during the war between the two countries. City of Q (...)
Jean Gaumy Prison of Evin. Political prisoners in the tailoring department, singing islamic slogans. Tehran, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Hundreds of thousands of Iranians in a sea of black garments, gathered to attend the funeral of Khomeini.Tehran, Iran. June 6, 1989. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Town of Aran, in the Kashan region, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
Jean Gaumy Southern district of the Tehran, Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos
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