A Photo Report of the Iraqi Forces Invasion to Tehran at the Onset of the Iran-Iraq War

On September 22, 1980, Iraqi forces made an airstrike and ground attack on various parts of Iran and started the imposed war. At about 2:30 pm, Iraqi aircrafts attacked Mehrabad Airport and surrounding areas in Tehran. The number of published photos related to this event is very limited. This photo report provides a brief overview of the photos which have been published and made available online, and offers suggestions for collecting other potential photos.

Narrative photography

With Bosnians warriors and injured

During the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre in the Bosnian War, I remembered those days when some of the Bosnian warriors and wounded had been brought to Iran for treatment, and I left the conex box, where used as a small office for Literature and Art of Resistance, and visited them to hear and record their story and memories.

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An interview that was not done

Yannis Behrakis, a well-known news photographer, who worked for Reuters News Agency, died on Saturday March 2, 2019. He was born in Athens in 1960. He educated in Athens School of Arts and Technology and received a Bachelor Degree from Middlesex University. In 1985-1986, he was a commercial studio photographer, and while he was working in there, he watched the film "Under Fire" and then he became eager to photograph war.

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The little men of those years

The Sacred Defense years were an opportunity for them to get from teen years to youth. They left their adolescence in the towns and villages and grew up as men in the fronts. This photo post is about the teenagers who abandoned their comfortable homes so that their mothers live in safety and comfort. They are brave men for Isfahan Province who took part in the war in the areas of Dar Khowein, Dalpari and Fakkeh.

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Military Training Course during Sacred Defense

Amirali Javadian has started photography in Art Center since 1978. He went to the sacred defenses fronts in 1981 to photograph. At that time, he was the photographer- correspondent for News Agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran and continued until 1365. Javadian entered into the university after the years of imposed war by Saddam Hussein against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and received his doctoral degree from the collage of Fine Arts in 2004.

The Hardest Work in the World

The literature of war memoir is a clear indication of any war, therefore, the literature of war is born and can not be made, because in wars the human foot and its ideals are in the midst (among) (In wars, humans and their ideals are involved) and with the sufferings and hopes of the soldiers and nations, these sufferings and hopes come out like a volcano lava from their minds and sit on the blank sheet of paper (white chest of paper).

A speech by Imam Moussa al-Sadr

The speech of Imam Moussa al-Sadr was made in assembly of the Ulema and Clergymen on the night of Eid al-Adha in February 1972 in Hosseinia Emadzadeh, Esfahan. In this lecture, the reason of establishment of the Supreme Council for Lebanese Shiites has been expressed.
 

Memories of Ayatollah Jami from Destruction of Abadan

It is Friday. In the last day, they bombarded the city heavily by Katyusha. Especially the hospital was under fire and the pharmacy of the hospital was set on fire, the drugs were all around and behind the hospital. It’s clear that there is some worry for holding prayer; But what should you do when there is no safe place in all of Abadan that is safe from cannon balls and mortars. Either one should leave the prayer altogether or ...

A Piece of the War Diary; Ayatollah Jami

After crossing the bridge of Station 12, we went a few kilometers in the groves, which are all near to Bahmanshir River. We saw a huge mud bridge that connects the two sides of the river; it also became clear that it was built by brothers in Isfahan Jihad during the war. And how strong and good it had been built that the car can pass easily. By observing these scenes, ...
Book Review:

“Mother of Iran”

Esmat Ahmadian Oral Memories, Mother of Martyrs Esmail and Ibrahim Farjavani
In the absolute whiteness of the cover background, it seems the title “Mother of Iran” get its green color from the leafy ivys branch which is suspended in the air, or in better words, by its inky letters, it gives life to the plant to connect the sky; like a martyr who ascends. Such an interpretation with the shocking text on the back of the book leads to notice deeper roots:

After Years of Captivity

Memoirs of Manijeh Lashkari
It was the month of Muharram of 1374 (June 1995). When I woke up on the day of Ashura, I saw that Ali was not at home. He had said that he would go to the Heyat (mourning group). I was walking inside the house without any motivation. I went and opened the fridge, poured a glass of milk, and drank half of it. I left the glass on the cabinet, went to the closet and got dressed.