Title: My days in troubled Ireland
Photographer(s): Kaveh Kazemi
Writer(s): Kaveh Kazemi, Paul Clements
Designer(s): Roshanak Mafi
Publisher(s): Nazar Publication, Teheran, Iran
Language(s): English, Farsi
Size: 22 x 29 cm
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: North Ireland, 1985-1994
In 1984 I decided to leave my homeland and expand my career as a photojournalist. Ireland had been at the back of my mind from my days as a photography student in Britain since the 1970s. My memories of the Troubles were refreshed with the death of Irish revolutionary Bobby Sands after his hunger strike in 1981. i made Northern Ireland my first self-commissioned assignment abroad.
By Kaveh Kazemi introduction
The 1980 was a turbulent period in the complex and tangled history of the Irish Troubles. Many horrific events left an indelible impression on those affected and a legacy that is still being lived out. Since 1969, when the Troubles erupted, Northern Ireland began to attract the attention of an overseas audience. As a part of the United Kingdom, it has a 300-mile-long land border with the Irish Republic since 1921 when a separate state came into being with the partitioning of Ireland which prior to this was all under British rule.
By Paul Clements foreword.