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was born on October 17, 1952 in Tehran, Iran.
His photographic career started in the beginning of Iranian revolution in 1978 and has spanned for more than three decades covering Iran, the region and the world working with major international print media as a freelance photojournalist.
His pictures have appeared notably in Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Stern, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, L'Express, Figaro Magazine and Geo.
The Crying Soldier picture taken in the early days of Iran-Iraq war on the western front gained international recognition and has been categorized as a war classic.
In 1984 he based himself in Paris and covered many different regions of the world including Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Syria, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Armenia.
In February 1991 during the Gulf War he was among the few photographers present in Iraq and his pictures during his three weeks stay were published in TIME magazine and throughout the world. He revisited Iraq in May 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Kazemi was in Syria in May 2012 and went to Houla one day after more than 100 civilians were massacred...
His permanent base now is his native Iran where he continues to work and cover the region.
He is represented by Getty Images where all his archives appear online starting with the coverage of Iranian Revolution to present day.