2012 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 2nd prize

Hanging in Iran

Photographer

Ebrahim Noroozi

Jamejam Online

12 October, 2011

A crowd of thousands gathers to watch the execution of a group of convicted rapists, at a public park.

About

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

Khomeinishahr, Iran

A crowd of thousands gathers to watch the execution of a group of convicted rapists, at a public park. 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
1/50 sec
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
2000
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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