Pulitzers to Credit Anonymous but Prize-Winning 1979 Iran Photo





The Pulitzer Prize board will consider changing its records to recognize a photographer who is now credited with taking a Pulitzer-winning picture of a 1979 Iranian execution, the administrator said Monday.

Sig Gissler said the board had the matter under review, following a Wall Street Journal story on Saturday that identified the photographer as Jahangir Razmi.

The "evidence in the story appears clear and convincing," Gissler said.

The photo is one of the most iconic images in the history of Iran, a symbol of the brutality of the regime that terrorized the country after the shah was overthrown. It depicts a line of 11 blindfolded men who are executed by a firing squad.


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