March 29, 2024

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Today would have been Abbas’ 80th birthday. Google is celebrating this special occasion with us by creating a Doodle in his honour. Click HERE or visit the Google Doodle page to view the Abbas Doodle.

“My photographic adventure began with a photo taken one summer’s day in 1952 at Tehran airport. That day, my whole family took the plane to emigrate to Algeria. I was eight years old and standing in the front row, dressed in a four-pocket safari jacket – already! I wore a camera, a large square box, around my neck. A prescient photo? But why the military salute? To bade farewell to the world I was leaving? To greet the one I was about to enter?” – Abbas