Abbas Attar is one of our most talented & recognised contemporary photographers. He is an Iranian photojournalist & photographer, born in 1944.
*I highly suggest you check out these links if you are interested in learning more about Abbas & seeing more of his work.
- He has photographed wars & revolutions in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Middle East, & others.
- He has also focused his work on religions like Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, & Hinduism. Exploring the spirituality behind these.
- He created a sort of diary called Iran Diary.
- He also photographed México & created an exposition with notes called Return to México, journey beyond the mask.
- His book Allah o Akbar, a journey through militant Islam had special impact after the 9/11 attacks. It portrays the tense environment in some Muslim areas.
- He has also treated Christianity as a subject, publishing the book: Faces of Christianity, a photographic journey.
- His book, In Whose Name? The Islamic World after 9/11 includes his work in sixteen different countries.
- Les Enfants du lotus, voyage chez les Bouddhistes focuses on Buddhism.
His work has special focus on social, religious & political coverage of developing nations.
I highly recommend his prestigious work. He truly is someone to learn from as an artist & amaze as an art lover.
Abbas definitely incites deep & stirring emotion along with eye-opening perspectives we may not be accustomed to.