Abbas Kowsari was born in 1970, in Iran. He graduated in 1988 with a diploma from Shariati High School in Tehran, where he continues to live and work.
Kowsari has worked for over ten leading Iranian newspapers, most of them now banned from publishing. He currently works as the senior photo editor for E’temad newspaper in Tehran.
His photos have been published in Paris Match, Der Spiegel and Colors magazine of Benetton, along with several other international publications.
2006-present Photo Editor E’temad Newspaper
2007-present Photo Editor Sarmayeh Economics Newspaper
2003-present Photo Editor Haft Monthly Arts Magazine –Closed Down
2008 Shade of Water – Shade of Earth, Aaran Art Gallery Tehran
2004 Muslims Muslims, La Vilette Paris
2003 Portraits, French Embassy Damascus
2002 Iran Contemporary Photographers, Assar Art Gallery Tehran