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The Iranian Unfinished Revolution: Elaine Sciolino and David Burnett in conversation with Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Elaine Sciolino, The New York Times; David Burnett, Contact Press Images

February 12, 2020 · 4:30 pm · Computer Building 104, 35 Olden Street

Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies; Department of Near Eastern Studies; Program in Journalism
David Burnett

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 remains as one of the most important world events of the second half of the twentieth century. There are numerous studies of the causes and consequences of the revolution, but how the revolution was lived and how those who experienced that revolutionary moment were transformed continue to raise questions about our understanding of this historic event. Through their words and images, Elaine Sciolino and David Burnett have captured the spirit of this revolution as it was unfolding. There will also be a slide show of Mr. Burnett’s remarkable photographs compiled in his book 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World.

Ms. Sciolino is a writer for The New York Times and a former Paris bureau chief, based in France since 2002. Her 2015 book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, was a New York Times best seller. Her 2000 book, Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran, received several awards.

Mr. Burnett is a photojournalist with more than five decades of work covering the news, the people, and visual tempo of our age. He is co-founder of Contact Press Images, the New York-based photojournalism agency. American Photo magazine named Burnett one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required by 02/10/2020 to iran@princeton.edu.

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