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Humanitarian international day #burundi. #kirundo province. in a camp, a volonteer working for médecins sans frontières (msf), laughs with the tutsi refugees who were driven away from their village by the hutus during the rwandan genocide. the ngo doctors without borders organized the camp. today, my mind is fast-forwarding the quarter century i spent covering stories in areas around the world so remote and so dangerous that even soldiers did not dare venture there. i have always met dedicated men and women willing to take any risk to help out hungry or sick civilians, hurt in their body or soul. those so-called humanitarians are ready to make the biggest sacrifices to show man's best side. on my various story assignments, i was able to notice that the humanitarians i have met in the most challenging areas were often french. their presence and dedication contribute to a nice image of france around the world. i remember the words of massoud, leader of the afghan resistance, who always welcomed them with much enthusiasm and respect. one day, this is what he told me about them: "they are free and pure souls." #woman #camp #humanitarian #humanitarians #humanitarianaid #tent #empathy #smile #photooftheday#photojournalism #reza ​#rezaphoto#photooftheday #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 39 star 2,930 2 hours ago

Remembrance day of 1999 earthquake in turkey: testifying to tragedy and sorrows #turkey on august 16, 1999, i went for the first time since 1995 on holiday with my family. we went to turkey. we stopped off at istanbul and then continued our journey to the center of anatolia. my son awoke in the middle of the night and ran towards me: “it’s moving!” we went back to sleep but, early in the morning, the phone woke us up. it was kent kobersteen who was, at that time, the director of photography at national geographic. “good morning reza. glad to hear you. i have two questions for you. first of all, how are you, how is your family? and the second one: i know you’re holidaying in turkey but there has been a major earthquake in istanbul and i would like you to go there and do a reportage on the anatolian fault.” and this is how our holiday came to an end. my assistant joined us and brought me my equipment. horror was just an hour drive from istanbul. thanks to the helicopter, i could get an overall view of the devastated zone and realize the extent of damage. the earthquake caused the death of nearly forty thousand people who perished in the rubble of buildings built in a rush and with inappropriate building materials. seen from the sky, the buildings looked like toys, broken lego pieces. as a photojournalist, i attempted to visually highlight the chaos. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken on assignment for national geographic, published in "derrière l'objectif" (hoëbeke publishing, 2010). #anatolia #turkish #damage #building #men #destruction #sorrow #earthquake #earth #naturaldisaster#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ ​#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan#رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 26 star 5,335 2 days ago

The memory of laughter #kabul, #afghanistan. in the bazar of the city, i first heard cries of joy. i searched among the stalls, among the men strolling peacefully, the women dressed in blue burqas moving swiftly among the cries of the vendors. then i saw them: they glowed with happiness and life. seated on a motorbike in the street, which had been transformed into an improvised playground, i saw them shaking with laughter. i captured their joyous intimacy and the memory of their spontaneous laughter still echoes inside me. happiness, like sorrow, can be found everywhere, in each country at peace or at war, in each fragile society torn by adversity. it is the very force of life. text written by rachel deghati. published in "les âmes rebelles"( democratic books, 2010). #happiness #smile #afghan #joy #motheranddaughter #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 41 star 6,898 last month

#brussel #europeancommission exile voices when i met the syrian refugee children ​in kurdistan iraq ​who later ​became students of reza visual academy, which has been training them in photography since 2013, i made them a promise to share their visual testimony with the world. for several years now, their training has continued and an additional two training programs have been launched in other camps for syrian refugees and displaced yezidis kurds.​ it is thanks to their desire to share their testimony that their work could be presented on the banks of the seine, ​as part of an exhibition , dream of humanity, at the photo ​aubrac festival​ at du​ho​k university and, in the heart of the european commission with participation of eu- undp local area development program in iraq.​ knowing that kurdistan regional government with 4 million population hosting almost two million refugees and idp s ,it has become a duty for me to spread the word. ​it was an honor that ​ federica mogherini high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy vice-president of the european commission​ came to the opening. i offered my book "reza war + peace". ​ #kurdistan #refugeechildren #europeancommission #war+peace #book #federicamogherini #exhibition #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 120 star 5,571 January 2017

Saudi arabia, #riyadh the skyline of the city of riyadh, featuring the kingdom center. the kingdom center is one of the first monumental skyscrapers of the region. its construction has sparked an intense competition between the various countries of the region to create the largest and tallest building, constructed by foreign workers in risky conditions on makeshift scaffolding. text written by rachel deghati. published in "derrière l'objectif" (hoëbeke publishing, 2010). #saudiarabia #skyline #kingdomcenter #skyscraper #sky #building #night #light #viewfromthesky #fromthesky #aerialview #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ #rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 33 star 4,397 November 2016

Nowruz aqrah, nineveh governorate, kurdistan regional government, iraq in front of a crowd gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring, a young dancer of a folklore group wears a scarf in the colors of kurdistan since 2013, i have been working on a book and exhibition project on the kurdistan regional government in iraq. i wanted to highlight its culture, its country and its people that, in the midst of troubled times, seek to bring peace to the middle east. each year, throughout the world, notably in central asia and in the caucasus, almost 300 million people of persian origin celebrate the festival of nowruz, the zoroastrian commemoration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. the idea of renewal is at the heart of these ancient celebrations, the soaring of new hopes and dreams – in this case that of a people who want to find a lasting and necessary peace. #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdish #kurd #kurdistan #kurdistani #nowruz #celebration #spring #newyear #nowrouz #freedom #hope #peace #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 94 star 6,390 March 2017

#azerbaidjan, #quba, #gyrmyzy #gasaba (« red village ») in these days of the celebration of passover (jewish passover) commemorating the exodus from egypt and the emancipation of the hebrews, i remembered this privileged moment shared between representatives of the muslim and jewish communities in azerbaijan on the occasion of the easter. the jewish people celebrate passover to commemorate the liberation of jews from slavery under the pharaohs in ancient egypt. the red village is considered the world’s only all-jewish town outside of israel and holds the greatest compact population of jews out of all post-soviet countries. #pessah #passover #jewish #muslim #share #easter #religion #tolerance #aztagram #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 35 star 3,560 April 2017

#beijing, the great wall of china dear friends, many of you have been asking about my books. i would like to share for the next weeks the covers of all of them in different languages and their story. this story is about a promise that one must never betray, a promise to my son delazad, of a journey across the world. when he was a little boy, delazad, would cry about being separated from me, and would hide in my suitcases. until one day i told him: “when you will turn 15 years old, we will embark together, just you and i, on a trip across the world.” years had passed and delazad started to absorb the world atlas, learning everything about different countries, while becoming an aspiring geographer. in may of 2008, delazad turned 15, in july, we took we fled in the direction of beijing, arriving in the middle of the olympic preparations. from there on, we decided to cross over china, mongolia, russia, caucasia, turkey, and central europe, and return to paris by train; our silk road. throughout the two months of travelling, as “modern sindbads” we sent letters and photos by mail or text messages to rachel; mother and spouse, and the central connection between us and our adventure. a childhood promise tells a story, through these letters and my images, of an initiatory adventure. it is a first life lesson and transition into adulthood for my son. for me, this trip was an opportunity for intimacy, conversation and a mutual understanding between us. at the beginning of the trip, in a letter to rachel, i wrote “i believe that this encounter with the unknown will inspire delazad to question his own identity and roots throughout this journey. after all, our encounters with radical opposites act as a mirror of who we really are.” available in french. to order: [email protected] #thegreatwall #thegreatwallofchina #china #fatherandson #complicity #familyfirst #familylove #journey #adventure #silkroad #travel #travelgram #book #cover #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 55 star 3,536 November 2016

National geographic 125 years exhibition gran opening in paris at national history muséum. #massoud portrait #france #paris #natgeo #webistan #rezaphotojournalist #rezaphotography #rezadeghati #rezaphoto

comment 148 star 9,013 May 2017

Humanitarian international day #burundi. #kirundo province. in a camp, a volonteer working for médecins sans frontières (msf), laughs with the tutsi refugees who were driven away from their village by the hutus during the rwandan genocide. the ngo doctors without borders organized the camp. today, my mind is fast-forwarding the quarter century i spent covering stories in areas around the world so remote and so dangerous that even soldiers did not dare venture there. i have always met dedicated men and women willing to take any risk to help out hungry or sick civilians, hurt in their body or soul. those so-called humanitarians are ready to make the biggest sacrifices to show man's best side. on my various story assignments, i was able to notice that the humanitarians i have met in the most challenging areas were often french. their presence and dedication contribute to a nice image of france around the world. i remember the words of massoud, leader of the afghan resistance, who always welcomed them with much enthusiasm and respect. one day, this is what he told me about them: "they are free and pure souls." #woman #camp #humanitarian #humanitarians #humanitarianaid #tent #empathy #smile #photooftheday#photojournalism #reza ​#rezaphoto#photooftheday #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 39 star 2,930 2 hours ago

#repost @rezaphotography (@get_repost) ・・・ remembrance day of 1999 earthquake in turkey: testifying to tragedy and sorrows #turkey on august 16, 1999, i went for the first time since 1995 on holiday with my family. we went to turkey. we stopped off at istanbul and then continued our journey to the center of anatolia. my son awoke in the middle of the night and ran towards me: “it’s moving!” we went back to sleep but, early in the morning, the phone woke us up. it was kent kobersteen who was, at that time, the director of photography at national geographic. “good morning reza. glad to hear you. i have two questions for you. first of all, how are you, how is your family? and the second one: i know you’re holidaying in turkey but there has been a major earthquake in istanbul and i would like you to go there and do a reportage on the anatolian fault.” and this is how our holiday came to an end. my assistant joined us and brought me my equipment. horror was just an hour drive from istanbul. thanks to the helicopter, i could get an overall view of the devastated zone and realize the extent of damage. the earthquake caused the death of nearly forty thousand people who perished in the rubble of buildings built in a rush and with inappropriate building materials. seen from the sky, the buildings looked like toys, broken lego pieces. as a photojournalist, i attempted to visually highlight the chaos. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken on assignment for national geographic, published in "derrière l'objectif" (hoëbeke publishing, 2010). #anatolia #turkish #damage #building #men #destruction #sorrow #earthquake #earth #naturaldisaster#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ ​#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan#رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 0 star 20 Yesterday

Remembrance day of 1999 earthquake in turkey: testifying to tragedy and sorrows #turkey on august 16, 1999, i went for the first time since 1995 on holiday with my family. we went to turkey. we stopped off at istanbul and then continued our journey to the center of anatolia. my son awoke in the middle of the night and ran towards me: “it’s moving!” we went back to sleep but, early in the morning, the phone woke us up. it was kent kobersteen who was, at that time, the director of photography at national geographic. “good morning reza. glad to hear you. i have two questions for you. first of all, how are you, how is your family? and the second one: i know you’re holidaying in turkey but there has been a major earthquake in istanbul and i would like you to go there and do a reportage on the anatolian fault.” and this is how our holiday came to an end. my assistant joined us and brought me my equipment. horror was just an hour drive from istanbul. thanks to the helicopter, i could get an overall view of the devastated zone and realize the extent of damage. the earthquake caused the death of nearly forty thousand people who perished in the rubble of buildings built in a rush and with inappropriate building materials. seen from the sky, the buildings looked like toys, broken lego pieces. as a photojournalist, i attempted to visually highlight the chaos. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken on assignment for national geographic, published in "derrière l'objectif" (hoëbeke publishing, 2010). #anatolia #turkish #damage #building #men #destruction #sorrow #earthquake #earth #naturaldisaster#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza​ ​#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan#رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 26 star 5,335 2 days ago

@regrann from @rezaphotography - #france, #marseille. with my son, were traveling back to france from algeria after spending few weeks in algeria. this trip was part of a long country assignment on algeria. i had spent already few months in the country. we had decided to cross the mediterranean sea. when we reached marseille, she was standing on the deck of the boat looking at the city and the saint mary major of marseille cathedral, built in the second half of the 19th century in a roman- byzantine style. book "algeria" (michel lafon publisher) [email protected] #woman #contrast #tradition #black #blue #sky #church #christianity #islam #boat #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ ​@thephotosociety - #regrann #travel #phototravel #trabelblog

comment 0 star 39 5 days ago

#france, #marseille. with my son, were traveling back to france from algeria after spending few weeks in algeria. this trip was part of a long country assignment on algeria. i had spent already few months in the country. we had decided to cross the mediterranean sea. when we reached marseille, she was standing on the deck of the boat looking at the city and the saint mary major of marseille cathedral, built in the second half of the 19th century in a roman- byzantine style. book "algeria" (michel lafon publisher) [email protected] #woman #contrast #tradition #black #blue #sky #church #christianity #islam #boat #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ ​@thephotosociety

comment 22 star 5,493 5 days ago

International youth day iraqi kurdistan present and past come together in these four kurdish youths in front of the mausoleum of gök kumbet, the blue dome, built for a turkmen princess in the citadel of kirkuk. it is also the image of a modern country looking towards its future and its role on an international stage. #renaissance #kurdistan #modernity #youth #men #kurdish #hope #fashion #blue #kurdistanrenaissance #kurdish #kurds #kurdishboy #kurdistanstyle #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #photooftheday #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 27 star 5,301 1 weeks ago

Poetry on the silk road #china #xinjiang a village nearby the city of #ürümqi. i was traveling with my fiteen years old son from beijing to paris by train, and sometimes cars. on the road, i took him in a place i have been alone, years ago, while on an assignment for the national geographic magazine on the region of xinjiang where the uyghur people live. i wanted to share with him the feeling of the ancient silk road and its poetry. #window #curtain #wind #mosque #village #pink #orange #reflection #silkroad #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس [email protected] picture published in the book "chemins parallèles" (éditions hoebeke). available at info@webistan.com

comment 56 star 6,328 2 weeks ago

Convivência pacífica no azerbaijão entre cristãos, mulcumanos e judeus !#repost @rezaphotography (@get_repost) ・・・ #azerbaijan, #baku, holy myrrhbearers cathedral in azerbaijan, while working on a long term assignment on the christian, muslim and jewish communities who live peacefully together. this story sheds light on the incredible assimilation of diverse religious groups all driven by the desire to share in a mutual respect that is not present in other countries. a woman from the orthodox christian community lights candles at the easter vigil. the orthodox church holds an easter vigil at sundown where a paschal candle is illuminated by a sacred flame. the candle is passed around so that all the participants can light the candles they are holding. the growing light symbolizes the light of christ coming into the world. this russian orthodox church was closed down during soviet times and used as a warehouse and gym. during black january in 1990, it was severely damaged by soviet missiles. in 2000, the church was fully restored with financial aid from the azerbaijani entrepreneur, aydin gurbanov, a muslim. the church became a cathedral a year later. text written by rachel deghati. published in the book "azerbaijan, elegance of fire" (2014) #pilgrimage #portraitphotography #cathedral #holymyrrhbearers #christian #woman #candle #azerbaijani #spirituality #tolerance #russianorthodox #russianchurch #easter #religion #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan ##عكاس#رضادقتى @thephotosociety

comment 6 star 64 2 weeks ago

A window of hope #ghana, accra. i met her while working through the world on different type of educations for a book: "learning a living". portrait of mama zimbi, founder of the mama zimbi foundation. in ghana, akumaa mama zimbi is a public personality involved in women's rights, as a television, radio, and cinema star. launched in 2007 by the mama zimbi foundation (mzf), the widows alliance network (wane) empowers ghanaian widows on an economic, social and cultural level. 300 groups have been formed, offering job training programs in reproductive health, agriculture, sewing and beekeeping. thanks to wane, these widows now play a key role in the environmental progress and in the s****l and reproductive health of their 10 respective ghanaian communities and towns. #woman #red #blackwoman #scarf #joy #smile #portrait #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #photooftheday #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس@thephotosociety

comment 70 star 5,620 2 weeks ago

@thephotosociety photo by @rezaphotography // animal park of #argelès-gazost, #france after months spent wandering alone through the south of france, over the course of the four seasons as i worked on a book for national geographic, we decided that we would share this adventure as a family during a few weeks of the summer. our children were small (2 and 7 years of age) and we had always tried to make them understand the realities of the work of a photographer... then we had a chance to really make them a part of it! our little girl djanan engaged in a dialogue with a marmot who had made a break from the park and was successfully returned there by the park rangers. text written by rachel deghati #cute#joy #happiness #complicity#goodmoment #goodtime #littlegirl#familytrip #french #languedocroussillon#midipyrenees #nature #animal#marmot #animalpark #nationalpark#picoftheday #igers #photooftheday#photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto#rezadeghati #rezaphotography#rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى# عكاس @ddjanan @thephotosociety @synkretism #synkretism

comment 0 star 20 2 weeks ago

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comment 1 star 17 2 weeks ago

"still the season to strawberries"

comment 1 star 41 2 weeks ago

Still life mediterranean sea. my son and i had just returned from a trip we took together to algeria. one of my priorities has always been to share my work as a photojournalist with my children and we tried to live that as well as soon as it was possible to do so. these trips enabled each of them to discover the world but also helped to make up for my months of absence. we had gone to spend a few weeks in algeria while i was working on a book on the country. we had decided to cross from marseille to algiers by boat in order to share the experiences of some of the algerians who were heading home. sometimes, i find that the pure and simple composition of a still life creates a silence that murmurs to me. #blue #sea #porthole #window #banana #apple #fruits #stilllife #white #boat #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ [email protected] picture published in the book "chemins parallèles" (éditions hoebeke). available at info@webistan.com

comment 40 star 7,927 2 weeks ago

#repost @thephotosociety (@get_repost) ・・・ photo by @rezaphotography // #algeria, wilaya of #béjaïa #bejaia to reach the kefrida waterfalls, the winding road from setif passes through mountains and forests. the fifty-metre-high kefrida waterfalls attract both algerians and tourists. in the midst of the blaze of summer, numerous youths dare themselves to climb as high as possible so they may dive into the circular pool below. text written by rachel deghati. picture taken while on assignment for a book on the country of algeria entitled "algérie" (michel lafon publishing, 2013). #water#waterfall #environment #man #nature#natureaddict #kefrida #algerian#summer #climb #beautiful #courage#mountain #jump #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى# عكاس​ ​@thephotosociety

comment 0 star 42 2 weeks ago

#egypt. #suez. i was doing a story for national geographic magazine on the nile delta. by the end of the day, i found this indredibly poetic scene. in the harbour bay, egyptian fishermen wait for the tide to come in to reach their boat. #men #sea #water #light #shadows #nildelta #men #sailors #boats #contrast #line #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ ​@thephotosociety

comment 31 star 6,270 3 weeks ago

#china #beijing in the 798 quarter, old military factories have been renovated into an area of art and culture. galleries featuring photographs, paintings or avant-garde design have been opening regularly over the last fifteen years, pushing away the ancient lanes, vestiges of a time gone by. translation of a text by rachel deghati #woman #worker #man #contrast #modernity #street #city #horse #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس​ [email protected] picture published in the book "chemins parallèles" (éditions hoebeke). available at info@webistan.com

comment 10 star 3,912 3 weeks ago

A star has joined the milky way jeanne moreau she's shining even brighter today than during this night of the molière award in paris, a special night during which her intense presence and particular beauty have strucked me. ... une étoile a rejoint la voie lactée jeanne moreau elle brille plus encore que ce jour où j'ai saisi sa beauté particulière, sa présence intense lors de la nuit des molière à paris. 10 mai 1989 #jeannemoreau #actress #singer #woman #beauty #voice #french #france #frenchactress #paris #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety

comment 14 star 2,677 3 weeks ago