National Press Club

Photographer to Discuss His Panoramic Pictures at Photo Committee Meeting Jan. 23

January 16, 2014 | By Al Teich |

Abbas Shirmohammadi

Abbas Shirmohammadi

Abbas Shirmohammadi, a Washington-based photographer known for his panoramic images, will speak at the Club's Photo Committee meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, at noon in the McClendon Room.

All Club members and their guests are welcome. No reservations are required.

Shirmohammadi was born in Yazd, Iran. He moved to the U.S. in 1978 and founded Panoramic Visions Photography in 1985. He's been involved in creating images of every presidential inaugural since Ronald Reagan. He also has covered political conventions and other large events around the U.S. and the world. His illustrated talk will cover the art of panoramic photography and how it differs from conventional photography.

In addition, he will also discuss the history of photography in Iran and will show some rare images from his father's archives.

Photography is a family tradition. Shirmohammadi is a fourth generation photographer. In addition to panoramas and political events, he has done portraits, including Nelson Mandela and Hillary Clinton); architectural; and aerial photos.

For more information and some examples of Shirmohammadi's work, see his web site at