Abbas: Children of Abraham
A born photographer, Abbas – an Iranian transplanted to Paris – has dedicated his work to the political and social coverage of the developing South. Since 1970, his major photos, published in magazines the world over, have included wars and revolutions in Biafra, Bangladesh, Ulster, Vietnam, the Middle East, Chile, Cuba and South Africa.
Abbas is currently working on the clash of religions, defined as a culture rather than faith, replacing political ideologies in the strategic struggles of the near future.
Abraham – ‘the first Jew’ – is also claimed as a common ancestor by Christians and Muslims. Here Abbas gathers his images of the three monotheist religions together for the first time, with extracts from his travel journals.
Abbas is a member of Magnum Photos since 1981.