Monday, December 04, 2006



Twenty-six years ago, a picture of an execution in Iran won the Pulitzer Prize. But the man who took it remained anonymous. Until now. He was the only anonymous recipient in the 90-year history of the award. Mr. Razmi preserved 27 of the photos on a contact sheet and stowed it away in his home.

On Aug. 27, 1979, two parallel lines of 11 men formed on a field of dry dirt in Sanandaj, Iran. One group wore blindfolds. The other held rifles. The command came in Farsi to fire: "Atesh!" Behind the soldier farthest to the right, a 12th man also shot, his Nikon camera and Kodak film preserving in black and white a mass execution. See the rest of the photos by clicking here.


تـــــرنـــٌــــم said...

peydaa kardam :)
vali English man ounghadr k houb nist ke matn haaye sangin ro befahmam !
shomaa aalmaani balad nistid ?? ;)

SERENDIP said...

Taranom jan: aslan eshkali nadareh. Ma emailamo behet midam va har koja
eshkali dashti bego man barat tarjomeh mikonam. Moteasfaneh man almani balad
nistam. Vali bayad yad begiram chon baradarzadam, nesfesh almani hast vali.
Man ham farsi khoobi nadaram vali mitoonam manzooramo beresoonam. Merci az inkeh
be man sar zadi. Hamontor ke ghablan goftam, neveshtana shomar ro kheil doost daram.

Here is my email:

Shad va hamisheh piroz bashid.

Michael said...

Sounds like a wonderful regime. This Razmi must be a brave man.

SERENDIP said...

This regime is the most un-Iranian regime that has befall the nation of Iran. Most of these are what we call Tazzis, from Arab descent who hate everything Iranian.