2012 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Hanging in Iran


Ebrahim Noroozi

Jamejam Online

26 May, 2011

Public hangings in Qazvin, 110 kilometers west of Tehran.

About the photographer

Ebrahim Noroozi

Ebrahim Noroozi was born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran. He began working as a professional photographer in 2004, with Fars News Agency. His photographs have appeared nationally and in...

Background story

Qazvin, Iran

Public executions in Iran are usually conducted as punishment for murder or rape, though lesser crimes, such as fraud, can also incur a death sentence. Iran is alleged to have the second-highest execution rate in the world after China, but supplies no official figures for hangings.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec
Focal length
24 mm
Nikon D3

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