The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 25, 2019


Iranian photographer Shahrokh Hatami dead at 89
Over seven decades he captured a dizzying array of stories. Photo: www.shahrokhhatami.com


PARIS (AFP).- Famed Iranian photo-journalist Shahrokh Hatami, who covered front-page events from the revolution in his homeland to the Beatles in their early days has died aged 89.

His partner, the actress Francine Carpon, told AFP Saturday he died from "pulmonary insufficiency at Auxi-le-Chateau" in northern France.

Born in Tehran in 1928 and beginning life as a journalist for an Iranian newspaper, Hatami's roving lens captured a huge variety of events as he let his camera tell the story from 1950.

Over seven decades he captured a dizzying array of stories, providing notably for Life magazine the visual backdrop for the overthrow in 1953 of Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in a US-sponsored coup.

A quarter of a century later and he would be snapping dramatic images of the Iranian Revolution -- he was on the plane which took the Ayatollah Khomeini back to Iran in February 1979.

There was also plenty of room for tracking celebrities, not least the Beatles, whom he shot in Liverpool's iconic Cavern Club, sent by Paris Match as Beatlemania began to take off.

From the early 1960s he had also been working for Elle, offering a string of cover shots of some of the most famous women in the world such as Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor and Ursula Andress.

But Hatami did not want any of the limelight for himself and was known by his inner circle to be a discreet and modest man.

A close friend and personal photographer of actress Sharon Tate, Hatami testified at her murder trial after she was killed in August 1969 along with four others by members of the Manson Family at the home she shared with husband Roman Polanski.

Hatami was also a friend and photographer to Paris fashion designer Coco Chanel, snapping several of her 1960s creations.

The rarified world of motion pictures also allured him -- he worked as special magazine photographer notably on the sets of Woody Allen’s "What’s New Pussycat?", Jean Luc Godard’s "Le Mepris" and Francois Truffaut’s "Fahrenheit 451".

Switching back into politics, he covered the opening of the Suez Canal while his website listed friends as including several Middle East leaders including Egyptian presidents Nasser and Sadat and Jordan's King Hussein.

On the set of "Rosemary's Baby" he became friends with Mia Farrow and directed a short 1968 documentary, "Mia and Roman", during the making of the movie.


© Agence France-Presse





Today's News

November 26, 2017

Exhibition presents Latin American art in dialogue with the MMK Collection

Iranian photographer Shahrokh Hatami dead at 89

Rare Hitler painting donated to Dutch wartime institute

Two suspects charged over France theft of Botero statue

High Museum of Art opens first major U.S. exhibition of work by Al Taylor

Firstsite opens an exhibition of works by the Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry

Exhibition of historic works by Brazilian painter Alfredo Volpi on view at Gladstone Gallery

TOILETPAPER: Perrotin Tokyo exhibits a collaboration between Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari

Exhibition explores full career of revolutionary Ashcan School artist

You must remember this: 'Casablanca' at 75

Exhibition showcases art jewellery made by the Steltman company from 1917 to the present

Stedelijk Museum opens exhibition of work from the Borgmann Donation

Fine arms & armour to be offered by Thomas Del Mar Ltd. in December

MAGMA gallery opens exhibition of works by Tellas

Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam opens 'Ballenesque' by photographer Roger Ballen

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao exhibits Amie Siegel’s work Winter (2013)

Macedonia targets 'grandiose' neo-classical monuments

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Important Watches New York Auction

Exhibition of drawings and paintings by the late American painter Bill Lynch on view at The Approach

Bugle that sounded Taps for Lincoln: Important assassination relic offered at Heritage Auctions

Photographer captures human face of endangered species

Record-breaking visitor numbers in the Design Museum's opening year

Flowers Gallery opens exhibition of works by British photographer Nadav Kander

Ronchini Gallery opens second solo exhibition of works by Sean Lynch

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Apple releases Spring 2019 iPhone cases and watch bands with 'Delft Blue' color in the lead

2.- Star Trek: Year Five #1 original cover art by Greg Hildebrandt Surfaces at Heritage Auctions

3.- Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York's Met museum

4.- Historic jewels and exceptional gemstones highlight Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

5.- French museum renames masterpieces after black subjects

6.- Heathrow Terminal 5 exhibits skeleton of new species of dinosaur

7.- Missing Rubens sketch goes for $1.4 mn at auction

8.- The Museo del Prado opens 'Giacometti in the Museo del Prado'

9.- Inrap archaeologists discover an Etruscan tomb in a hypogeum in Aleria

10.- Picasso in Ivory Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful