[act-ma] May 10: Cambridge Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman Presents: Iran Reflections

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Tue May 1 10:19:58 PDT 2018

Cambridge Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman Presents: Iran Reflections
1979 Hostage Crisis to 2015 Nuclear Agreement
Thursday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ~ First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden
[image: IRAN_Lecture_Photo_©RHGoodman]

Join us for a slideshow and lecture on Randy Goodman’s newest series as she
discusses the changes in Iran from 1979 to today, including the effects of
the Iran Nuclear Deal on the citizens of the country.

Her photos capture the spirit of the Iranian people whose lives have been
irrevocably changed from Iran’s revolution in 1979 to the establishment of
the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Iran nuclear agreement.  She’s captured
images from Iran’s revolution to groundswell transitions in Grenada,
Nicaragua and Cuba. During her 35-year career, she combined her formal
training as a political sociologist with her passion for documentary

Her first foreign assignment was Iran, three months after the November 4,
1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy.  She photographed a visit by a
grassroots delegation of Americans who traveled to Tehran to meet with the
Iranian students holding the U.S. hostages.

In 1981, she, along with two colleagues, returned on an exclusive
assignment for CBS-TV News.  At the time, they were the only American
journalists credentialed to work in Iran. Her third Iran assignment was for
Time magazine (1983), where she toured the Iran-Iraq war zone, covered
breaking news events and photographed Ayatollah Khomeini from beneath her
borrowed chador.

In 2009, she produced her first exhibit of her Iran work titled IRAN:
Images From Beneath a Chador: The Hostage Crisis and the Iran-Iraq
War 1980-1983. The traveling exhibit was widely shown in the US and Europe.

After a thirty-three year absence, Randy returned to Iran in 2015 to
photograph the societal changes during another pivotal period in that
country’s history – – the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Randy’s photographs have been widely published in newspapers and magazines
throughout the world including *The New York Times*, *The Boston Globe*, *The
Washington Post*, *TIME* and in Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Great Britain,
Libya, Italy and Spain. She has also made numerous appearances on radio and
television programs discussing her Iran work.  She is currently writing a
memoir of her Iran experiences.

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Cole Harrison
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