Jean Gaumy is known for his eloquently evocative photography and cinematography, achieved through a deep engagement with his subjects. From his famous long-term projects on the fishing industry, arctic exploration and 1980’s Iran to his groundbreaking work on the French penal and healthcare systems, Gaumy produces work that is both vivid and impactful.

This contact sheet features images from Gaumy’s trip to Iran in 1986, showing veiled women practice shooting in the outskirts of the city.

Jean Gaumy joined Magnum Photos in 1977.

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