World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies

Barcelona, July 19th - 24th 2010


IRAN: Images From Beneath a Chador The Hostage Crisis to the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1983) - NOT_DEFINED activity_field_Cultural Activity

· NOT_DEFINED organizer: Randy Hope Goodman

· NOT_DEFINED language: English

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IRAN: Images From Beneath a Chador is an unparalleled chronicle of life inside the Islamic Republic from 1980 to 1983. Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman’s images document the Iranian people whose lives were irrevocably changed by revolution, the US Embassy takeover, the Iran-Iraq war and the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

Ms. Goodman’s exclusive access to the Iranian students occupying the US Embassy (Feb 1980), her photographs of Iranian war refugees and Iraqi POWs (1981) and her photograph of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini inside Jamaron Mosque (1983) highlight this unique and powerful exhibit.

In 1981, Ms. Goodman was on assignment for CBS-TV News and Gamma-Liaison Photo News Agency. During that assignment, she and her two colleagues were the only US media credentialed to work in Iran. When she returned in 1983, she freelanced for Time and reported for Satellite News Channel.

Her Iran photographs have been published in newspapers, magazines and in books throughout the world. This past year, IRAN: Images From Beneath a Chador has been shown at MIT’s Center for International Studies, Rutgers University, Bates College, the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. She is now scheduling the exhibition for winter 2011.

Ms. Goodman will be on site at WOCMES and invites you to view her photographs, hear her gallery talk and introduce yourself. For more information visit: or e-mail her at