Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian screenwriter, film director, film producer, photographer, and poet. Over the course of his illustrious career, Kiarostami was honored with numerous awards such as the Jury Special Award at the Tehran International Film Festival and Best Film Award at the Iranian Film Festival for Children and Young Adults.
Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat is known for her depiction of the dynamics that women share with Islamic cultural elements. Known for her multi-media productions such as Logic of the Birds, the UCB alumna who has worked in New York for a decade uses photography and films to express herself.
Benny Rebel is an Iranian-German photographer best known for his wildlife photography. Rebel is renowned for capturing extremely close-up pictures of dangerous animals in Africa. He also plays an important role in promoting wildlife conservation by working with non-governmental environmental organizations like Greenpeace. Benny Rebel has also appeared in several TV shows.