Golestan (born 1952, Tehran) is considered a pioneer among Iranian women photographers. She began photographing at age 18 and developed her skills alongside her husband, renowned photojournalist Kaveh Golestan. Hengameh Golestan was one of a very small group of documentary photographers who captured street protests in the capital, focusing especially on women during and immediately following the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Denied the possibility of going to the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, she turned to village life in Kurdistan and other rural areas.
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