Kaveh Kazemi was born in 1952 in Tehran, Iran. He studied photography at The West Surrey College of Art and Design in England and he is represented by Getty Images. His return to Iran coincided with the early events in 1978 that lead to the Iranian Revolution which launched his career as a professional freelance photojournalist. In addition to Iran, he has covered stories in Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Cuba, Afghanistan, Syria, Cyprus, Indonesia, Azerbaijan and Armenia for the past four decades. His photographs have been published in Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Stern, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, L’Express, Figaro Magazine, Geo. In February 1991 during the first Gulf War, he was among the few photographers present in Iraq. He revisited Iraq in May 2003 to cover the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein. His last major coverage was of the FARC guerillas in demobilization camps in Colombia after the signing of the peace accord with the government in Bogota.